VOL. 130 | NO. 200 | Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Memphis Police Chief: Not Enough Evidence for Murder Charge
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — 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.
Earlier Tuesday, Clark told a judge that he can't pay the $100,000 bond set in his case.
Shelby County General Sessions Judge Gerald Skahan says he is going to appoint a public defender.
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