Memphis police identify officer who fatally shot teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police have identified the white officer who fatally shot a black teenager during a struggle.

He is 26-year-old Connor Schilling, who’s been with Memphis police since 2012. Police say he was relieved of duty pending the investigation, which is routine.

Police said Tuesday that Schilling was suspended a year ago for a DUI arrest. Criminal charges were dismissed, but he received 18 suspension days without pay. Police say Schilling also has one closed excessive/unnecessary force case found to be not sustained in 2013.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Friday night death of 19-year-old Darrius Stewart. Police say Stewart, who had been placed in a squad car during a traffic stop, attacked an officer and began hitting the officer with handcuffs, and the officer then shot Stewart.

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