Man accused of gunning down Memphis cop appears in court

A convicted felon who police say shot a cop to death in Memphis will be making his first court appearance.

Lorenzo Clark, 36, is set to appear before the Shelby County judge by video arraignment, facing charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the death of Officer Terence Oldridge, 31, who was Clark’s neighbor, according to an Associated Press report.

Olridge was on his way to work when he got into an argument with a neighbor in the Memphis suburb of Cordova on Sunday when it led to an exchange of gunfire, ending in the death of Olridge, who was shot multiple times, according to the report. He died at the hospital later that day.

It’s the fourth shooting death for a Memphis officer in the last four years, and the second in three months.

Authorities still aren’t sure exactly what went down that resulted in an exchange of gunfire. They are still investigating.

Olridge had been a member of the department since September 2014. Clark surrendered peacefully after the shooting, and had a 9mm Glock handgun in his pants at the time, police said.

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