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Tenn. Auto Theft Investigator Shot In Struggle Over Gun

September 03, 2011  | 

A veteran Memphis (Tenn.) Police sergeant was critically wounded Saturday afternoon during a struggle with a man over a firearm.

Sgt. Norman Benjamin, 47, was taken to The MED in extremely critical condition, and is expected to survive the encounter. He was treated for a wound to the abdomen. Sgt. Benjamin was not wearing a ballistic vest; the department does not mandate wear for investigators.

Sgt. Benjamin was shot in his unmarked police vehicle. The 14-year veteran is assigned to the auto-theft bureau.

Source: WMBF News.


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J J Golliday @ 9/5/2011 7:35 AM

What a poorly written story. Did the suspect approach in an unmarked police vehicle (as the story says) or was the investigator in an unmarked police vehicle??? I think we know the answer but the story makes you wonder. Wish for a speedy recovery for the investigator.

Tom @ 9/5/2011 7:57 AM

I agree with JJ. Bad articulation. Likewize on that speedy recovery as loving prayers go out to the officer and his family.

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