Memphis Police Officer Who Was Expecting His First Child is Shot Dead On His Way to Work

- A Memphis police officer who was expecting his first child was fatally shot on Sunday afternoon.

Terence Olridge, 31, was shot multiple times at a home in Cordova, Tennessee around 1 p.m.

His uncle told WREG that Olridge was on his way to work and was wearing his uniform when he was shot by a neighbor. He then crawled to his home and banged on his garage door to get help, the channel reported.

He was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition but later died.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said the "details are sketchy" but an investigation is ongoing. "There are more questions than we have answers right now," he said.

A man is in custody in relation to the shooting but no charges have yet been brought, police said. His identity has not been released.

Olridge had been on the force for slightly more than a year and had a fiancee who is four months pregnant, authorities said.

Dozens of people posted condolences for the slain cop on Facebook. Posts to the Blue Lives Matter Memphis page also called for support for the Memphis Police Department; Olridge is its second officer to be killed in just over two months.

Officer Sean Bolton was killed on August 1 after he interrupted a drug deal, police said. An ex-convict has been charged with first-degree murder in his death, the Associated Press reported.

Olridge is the fourth Memphis officer to be shot dead in slightly more than four years.

On Sunday, Armstrong told reporters: "It doesn't get any easier. I didn't think that we'd be here again so soon."

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