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Shooter of Off-Duty MPD Officer Indicted on Federal Charges

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

Memphis, TN – A man responsible for fatally shooting an off-duty Memphis Police officer has been indicted federally, along with his wife. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the indictment today.

According to the indictment, Lorenzo Clark, 36, of Memphis, unlawfully possessed a Glock 9mm pistol on Sunday, October 11, 2015. The firearm was reportedly used by the defendant in the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Terence Olridge, an officer with the Memphis Police Department (MPD). Olridge was off duty at the time of the shooting.

According to the federal complaint, MPD officers responded to a shooting call at Lorenzo Clark’s Cordova residence. Officers later recovered the Glock 9mm alleged to be used in the shooting from the defendant. Lorenzo Clark gave a post-Miranda statement admitting to possession of the Glock 9mm prior to and during the shooting with Olridge. After searching Clark’s home, law enforcement recovered two additional firearms – a Colt 5.56mm rifle and an Escort 12 gauge shotgun.

Lorenzo Clark’s wife, Natalie Clark, 37, of Memphis, has also been charged in the indictment. Between February 2012 and October 2015, Natalie Clark provided three firearms — a Glock 9mm, Escort 12 gauge and Colt 5.56mm rifle — to her husband despite knowing he had been convicted of a felony, according to the indictment.

Lorenzo Clark has been charged with three counts of felony possession of a firearm. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

Natalie Clark has been charged with three counts of disposing of a firearm to a felon. She faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marques Young is prosecuting the case on the government’s behalf.

The charges and allegations contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated October 30, 2015