An off-duty Memphis police officer who was an expectant father was shot and killed Sunday afternoon east of the city and a suspect is in custody, police said.
The officer, Terence Olridge, 31, was shot multiple times at about 1 p.m. and then rushed to a local hospital where he died, Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee said.
Brownlee said Olridge, who had just marked one year with the department, was engaged to be married. His fiancee is four months pregnant, Brownlee said.
A male suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting, Brownlee said.
Police released few details about the shooting. But the Commercial Appeal newspaper, citing unnamed sources, said Olridge had been arguing with a neighbor, who then opened fire on him. Olridge was found in the driveway of his own home, the newspaper said.