Memphis police say 1 officer killed, another wounded after drug suspect opens fire

Memphis police say 1 officer killed, another wounded after drug suspect opens fire

Memphis police say 1 officer killed, another wounded after drug suspect opens fire

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 14 at 4:52 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say one officer has been killed and another wounded in a shooting.

Police Chief Toney Armstrong said officers went to a home in east Memphis early Friday to serve a drug-related search warrant. He said a suspect opened fire, striking officers Martoiya Lang and William Vromah.

Armstrong said officers returned fire, striking a suspect.

Armstrong said Lang died of her injuries and Vromah, who was struck multiple times, was in stable condition at the Regional Medical Center.

Lang, 32, was a mother of four children.

Details on the condition and identify of the suspect were not immediately released. Armstrong said a second person in the home was taken into custody but no charges have yet been filed.

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