Monday, October 12, 2015

Another MPD Officer Shot Over the Weekend

Posted By on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 8:39 AM

Terence Oldridge
  • Terence Oldridge
Terence Oldridge, a Memphis Police officer from the Airways precinct, was shot and killed outside his home in Cordova on Sunday. 

According to the Blue Lives Matter Facebook page, Oldridge, who was off-duty but scheduled to work later in the day, was attempting to break up a domestic disturbance between his neighbors when he was shot multiple times by one of the neighbors. The MPD hasn't released details of how the shooting happened.

He was rushed to the Regional Medical Center but died at the hospital. Police have a suspect in custody, but the suspect's identity is not yet known.

Oldridge is the second MPD officer shot and killed in the past three months. He's the fourth officer killed since 2011. In July 2011, officer Timothy Warren was killed in the line of duty at a downtown hotel, and in December 2012, officer Martoiya Lang was shot and killed while serving a warrant.

Oldridge had barely been with the MPD for a year. His anniversary with the department was September 22nd.

Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement this morning: “Like all Memphians, my thoughts and prayers today are with Officer Olridge’s family and his fellow officers. It is both shocking and sad to lose another Memphis Police officer.”

UPDATE (10/13): Oldridge's neighbor Lorenzo Clark has been charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun in connection with Oldridge's shooting. But he has not been charged with Oldridge's death. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong has said it has not been determined who fired first, and Oldridge's weapon had apparently been fired. 



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