A Memphis, Tenn., police officer was fatally shot multiple times Sunday, making him the second officer on the force to be shot dead in a little over two months, the Associated Press reports.
Officer Terence Olridge, 31, was taken to the hospital after being discovered in a home in the suburb of Cordova but later died. The off-duty officer, who had been on the force just over a year, leaves behind a fiancee who is four months pregnant.
“It just doesn’t get any easier,” Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters Sunday. “I didn’t think that we’d be here again so soon.”
On Aug. 1, Memphis Officer Sean Bolton was killed in the line of duty. Officers charged Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, who was on probation for an armed bank robbery, with first-degree murder in Bolton’s death.
Armstrong noted that a male suspect was in custody in connection with Olridge’s shooting death, adding that “details are sketchy,” with the investigation still in the early stages. In another report, AP noted that a 36-year-old man, identified as Lorenzo Clark, had been charged with felony possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting.
Clark, who is Olridge’s neighbor, is expected to appear in court Tuesday.