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Larry Payne


In the early afternoon of March 28, 1968, Larry Payne (victim), a 16-year-old African-American student, was fatally shot by a Memphis Police Officer (subject), who is Caucasian. Payne had been observed with a group of young men removing televisions from a Sears store during the widespread unrest in connection with a sanitation workers’ strike.  The subject pursued Payne as he ran to the housing complex where he lived.

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Larry Payne
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Updated May 4, 2017