Police officer killed during traffic stop in Memphis; shooter on the run – CNN

(CNN)A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said early Sunday.

The officer, 33, suffered multiple gunshot wounds during the incident in Memphis on Saturday night. He has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

The suspect, who was in the car stopped by the officer, remains at large, said Karen Rudolph, a spokeswoman for the Memphis Police Department.

A citizen used the officer’s radio at 9:18 p.m. to notify “communications” about the shooting, Rudolph said.

“Once officers arrived on the scene, they located a Memphis Police Department officer who had been shot during what appeared to be a traffic stop,” she said.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition, where he later died.


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