15-year-old in stolen car faces attempted murder charge after being shot by MPD officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teen boy who was shot by a Memphis Police officer inside a stolen car now faces multiple charges in connection with the incident.

TBI said the incident happened early Monday morning, at about 10:40 a.m., on Peres Avenue.

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Memphis Police officers found a stolen grey Dodge Challenger and saw someone get into the car, TBI said. The officers then approached that person, who turned out to be the 15-year-old boy.

Details on what happened next were still scarce when officials gave an update on the case around 4 p.m. Monday, but the TBI did say that at some point one of the officers fired a shot at the teen as he sped off in the stolen car.

A second officer then found the teen crashed out in the stolen Challenger near Chelsea and Boxwood.

The teen remains hospitalized, TBI said.

He faces charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault Against a First Responder, and Felony Evading Arrest.

MPD told FOX13 that the officer who fired the shots has been routinely relieved of duty pending the ongoing investigation.