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Memorial Service Friday for Byron Carter, Jr.

The memorial service for 20 year-old Byron Carter, Jr. will be held Friday June 2 at 2:30 at Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Carter was shot and killed by APD Officer Nathan Wagner. Carter was a passenger in a car with a 16-year old driver who allegedly hit another officer and pinned Wagner, who then fired shots into the car, killing Carter and injuring the 16 year-old driver, according to an APD press release.

Byron Carter, Jr. was a former student of Connelly High School.

Wagner has been placed on administrative leave following APD protocol.

Because the two officers had been patrolling on bikes, there is no video of the incident, said Police Chief Art Acevedo.

The driver of the car has been admitted to Gardner Betts Juvenile Center and faces Aggravated Assault on a Peace officer and Evading Arrest or Detention in a Motor Vehicle.

Emily Donahue is a former grants writer for KUT. She previously served as news director and helped launch KUT’s news department in 2001.