Memorial To Be Held For Man Killed In Hickory Hill 2 Years Ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Monday marks two years since a now former Memphis Police Officer shot and killed Darrius Stewart in a Hickory Hill parking lot. 

 

Stewart's family is planning a memorial ceremony in his honor.  It will be held at the Hickory Ridge Shopping Center parking lot. 

 

Organizers say Darrius Stewart's family, friends and community members will march from that parking lot of about a mile down to New Direction Church where they will pray and reflect on Stewart's life. 

 

"On this particular night July 17th, Darrius Stewart life was taken away and it would have been this 21st birthday," Jennifer Cain, a friend of Darrius Stewart's family explained.  "It was not a justifiable shooting." 

 

It's been two years since Stewart lost his life during a tussle with now former Memphis Police Officer Connor Schilling. 

 

Volunteers and Stewart's family say the memorial service will be peaceful.  The family is still upset at the Grand Jury's no indictment decision handed down November of 2015. 

 

"His mom just wants the city of Memphis to know what happened to her son," Cain said.

 

In September of 2016, The Department of Justice says it found there was not enough evidence for federal charges against Officer Schilling.  However, the family continues to seek justice.  They've filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit seeking $17 million in damages. Cain told Local 24 the mission for Monday's event.  

 
"To know the truth, to hear what really happened to Darius Stewart and honor his name at the memorial service," she said. 
 
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Hickory Ridge shopping center parking lot at the intersection of Hickory Hill and Winchester.

All are welcomed.  Organizers are asking supporters to wear purple or white shirts in Stewart's honor. 


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