Memphis officer dies after being shot during traffic stop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Police officer died after being shot while conducting a traffic stop.

Police said the officer was conducting the stop near Cottonwood Road and Perkins Road when he was shot by a person in the vehicle.

Police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday that additional officers were needed in the area.

The officer who was shot was transported to Regional Medical Center in critical condition, but died not long after, police said.

The suspect is still at large, police said.

 

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