Family of man shot & killed on Beale Street demanding answers from DA’s Office

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lawyers representing the family of the man shot and killed on Beale Street last weekend are demanding answers from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

Many unanswered questions remain about the shooting death of Tacquan Smith.

There are so many questions that remain unanswered for Tacquan Smith’s family after his murder on Beale Street last Sunday Morning.

They are asking to see the videos captured by surveillance videos on Beale the night of the shooting.

A gunman killed Smith, as he and his family had just arrived on Beale around two o’clock last Sunday morning.

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According to police, two groups of people began shooting at each other with Memphis Police Officers firing back.

Attorney Howard Manis is representing Smith’s family, he is asking why the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation isn’t being called in to investigate this deadly shooting.

“So the questions that we want to be answered and some of the demands we are making are for the production of those videos,” Manis said.

Manis and Smith’s family are demanding transparency from the Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich’s Office.

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Tuesday District Attorney Weirich addressed the decision not to bring in the TBI.

“Based upon the facts of the case, based upon the chain of events, and based on what we know, there’s no reason to bring in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on this case,” Weirich said.

“It appears that Ms. Weirich that during the early morning hours of Sunday after viewing the video determined the police didn’t kill anyone. It was before an autopsy. It was before a real thorough investigation took place,” Manis said.

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Beale is a designated Entertainment District where weapons of any kind are prohibited.

The night of the shooting the Downtown Memphis Commission confirmed security officers were there, but only from nine at night until one that Sunday morning.

Manis said he also has questions for the people who are supposed to provide security for Beale Street.

“I want to understand why the city of Memphis, the Downtown Memphis Commission, The Beale Street Management group feel patrons after one o’clock should be treated differently than patrons who are there before,” Manis said.

Memphis Police told FOX13′s reporter Jeremy Pierre, that today the three officers involved in the shooting are still relieved of duty and no arrests have been made.

Dist. Atty. Gen. Weirich released a statement Friday evening about the claims from Attorney Howard Manis.

“We just got off the phone with Mr. Manis. He recognizes our office has no file on this case as no one has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information about this murder they need to call CrimeStoppers. TBI is not investigating because this is not an officer involved fatal shooting.”