Convicted cop killer sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder of teen

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Timothy McKinney, the man convicted of killing police officer Don Williams in 1997, was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the attempted second-degree murder of a 14-year-old North Memphis boy.

District Attorney General Amy Weirich said McKinney will serve life in prison without parole.

The 41-year-old was convicted of attempted second- degree murder in January.

McKinney, had been out of jail for less than a year when he was arrested in January of 2014, after being captured on surveillance shooting the teen boy in the leg. The shooting took place at the North Memphis Market on the 1500 block of Vollentine Ave.

The incident began, when McKinney got into an altercation with another man in the store. While trying to shoot at the other man, he shot at the boy critically wounding him.

In addition to being convicted of second-degree murder, he was also convicted of employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, two counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and three counts of being convicted felon in possession of a handgun.