Tennessee man shot by police charged, but officers are not

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police officers who shot a Tennessee man last year won’t face criminal charges, but a grand jury has indicted the man.

Shelby County district attorney Amy Weirich said Friday that 26-year-old Martavious Banks is charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle with risk of harm to others and unlawful weapons possession.

Police say Banks was shot when he ran from a traffic stop in Memphis in September 2018. Officers said they saw a gun in the vehicle. Banks was hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities said officers didn’t have their body cameras on during the shooting. Weirich said there was no evidence of criminal conduct by officers.

The officer who shot Banks resigned.

Online records don’t show a lawyer for Banks.

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