MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An off-duty police officer died Sunday after being shot multiple times, the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slightly more than four years, authorities said.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Sunday where he later died.
Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting at a home in the Memphis suburb of Cordova. He said a male suspect is in custody, but didn’t say whether the person has been charged.
Armstrong said the investigation is ongoing and that “details are sketchy.”
Police blocked the street in front of the house where the shooting happened. A plainclothes detective spoke with a neighbor and uniformed officers also were on the scene.
In August, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton was fatally shot in the line of duty.
Police have charged 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, who was on probation for an armed bank robbery, with first-degree murder in Bolton’s death.
Bolton was white, and Wilbourn is black.
In past shootings, Armstrong has addressed the media outside the Regional Medical Center.
“I didn’t think that we’d be here again so soon,” Armstrong told reporters on Sunday.