Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong speaks with the media outside the Regional Medical Center about the death of Memphis Police Officer Terence Olridge, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Olridge when he was shot multiple times on Sunday. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on a Memphis police officer who was fatally shot (all times local):
Memphis police say there is not enough evidence to charge a man with murder in the fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer.
Police Director Toney Armstrong said Tuesday that there have been different stories from witnesses in the death of 31-year-old Terence Olridge. Armstrong says there will be no charges directly related to the death of Olridge at this time, but authorities are still investigating.
Police say Olridge was shot multiple times as he exchanged gunfire with 36-year-old Lorenzo Clark on Sunday afternoon. Armstong said Olridge was on his way to work when he “exchanged words” with Clark, his neighbor in the Memphis suburb of Cordova.
Armstong says the shooting is not being treated as a death of an officer in the line of duty.
Clark has been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in relation to the shooting.
A man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis police officer has told a judge that he can’t pay the $100,000 bond set in his case.
Shelby County General Sessions Judge Gerald Skahan (SKAY’-han) informed 36-year-old Lorenzo Clark that he is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Skahan says he is going to appoint a public defender.
Clark was arrested Sunday after police said he and neighbor Terence Olridge, an off-duty police officer, got into a shootout in a residential neighborhood in suburban Memphis.
Police say Olridge was shot multiple times and died at a hospital. Authorities are still investigating what caused the encounter between the men. Clark only faces the weapons charge.
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