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Man who Killed Off-Duty MPD Officer Charged with Federal Firearm Violation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – The man who fatally shot off-duty Memphis Police Department (MPD) officer Terence Olridge last Sunday has been charged federally with felony possession of a firearm. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the charge today.

On Sunday, October 11, 2015, 36-year-old Lorenzo Clark unlawfully possessed a Glock 9mm pistol. According to the federal complaint, MPD officers responded to a shooting call at Clark’s Cordova residence. Officers later recovered a Glock 9mm from Clark.

Clark gave a post-Miranda statement admitting to possession of the Glock 9mm prior to and during the shooting with Olridge, a 31-year-old MPD officer.

If convicted of felony possession of a firearm, Clark faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

The case is being investigated by the MPD and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated October 16, 2015