Fmr. Memphis Cop Indicted for Murder

A former Memphis police officer accused of murdering her wife is now indicted on a first-degree murder charge.

34-year-old Jaselyn Grant is accused of fatally shooting Keara Crowder, 29, during an argument at the home they shared in Nov. 2014.


Jaselyn Grant.

Investigators say Grant shot Crowder three times with her department-issued firearm.

Grant is also indicted on attempted first-degree murder for shooting at Crowder’s 12-year-old son as he ran from the house.

Grant told investigators that she fired in self defense and her attorney says she’s not guilty.

Keara Crowder.

Crowder’s sister, Keyana Crowder-Jones says the family hopes that justice will be served.

“Although this is good news, it’s far from over,” Crowder-Jones told JET. “She still has to be proven guilty and we have tons of court dates ahead of us. These things take years to be resolved. However, I’m thankful for the progress.”

Grant, who resigned shortly after the incident, is currently free on bail. She is also charged with employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony and aggravated assault.