• Off-duty officer shot. police searching for motive

    By: Alexa Lorenzo

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    An off-duty Memphis police officer is recovering after he was shot around 10:30 Monday night. 

    Memphis police said the victim went to fire station on the 900 block of E. McLemore. He said that he was shot near the intersection of McLemore and Willett. 


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    The suspects were in a silver four-door sedan. The driver was wearing a black hoodie or skull cap and the passenger was wearing a red hoodie with a red hat.

    Police released a statement which said in part,

    "At this time investigators do not believe that the suspects knew the victim was a police officer; nor do investigators believe that this was a road rage incident."

    Police do not know why the suspects shot at the officer. 

    The victim was transported to Regional One in non-critical condition and has since been released. 

    No arrests have been made at this time.  This is an ongoing investigation.

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