Officer fatally shot during traffic stop

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday about an officer being shot. Armstrong says the officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot multiple times. The officer died at a hospital.

Armstrong did not identify the officer, pending notification of next of kin.

Armstrong says police have not made an arrest and the suspect is on the run. He said police are using all available resources to find the shooter.

It is the third Memphis officer to be fatally shot since July 2011. Armstrong said officers are grieving, adding that “this is just a reminder of how dangerous” the job is.


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