Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Teen Shooting Victim Knew His Killer

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:31 PM

The teenager shot last Friday after a Central High School basketball game likely knew his shooter, said Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong during a press conference at the Memphis City Schools Board of Education on Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, 17-year-old Terrance Wilkins, was a student at Booker T. Washington High School. Wilkins was taken off of life support on Sunday.

His murder remains unsolved, and Armstrong urged anyone with information to contact 528-CASH.

Armstrong said the shooting stemmed from an altercation that occurred after the basketball game, off of school property on Bellevue and Linden. He said the suspect is an African American male between the ages of 17 and 19.

The meeting, which also involved Memphis City Schools’ officials, focused on the current protocols in place between MPD and MCS security.

“I want to use this time for us to review our policies and discuss whether or not there is a need for adjusting them. While I know and understand that the safety of school events is something they adopt as the responsibility of the school system's security team, the city's overall safety falls squarely in my domain,” said Armstrong in a statement released subsequent to the shooting.

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