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Video: Three Charged in Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

May 28, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Three Charged in Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

Three people have been charged in the shooting of a Memphis Police officer, reports WREG.

The Organized Crime Unit officer, who was shot in the chest Wednesday night while serving a warrant, has been released from the hospital. He was wearing a ballistic vest.

Dennis Murphy, 39, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, using a gun during a felony, and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

Alan Sullivan, 40, and Gwendoly Gordon, 32, have both been charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault.

The three people charged were arrested after an hours-long barricade situation after the shooting.


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Two Sided Gemini @ 6/9/2015 4:01 PM

I went to school with and am on a first name basis with the two guys. I just can't help but wonder what is the entire story. These guys are not the type to shot at anyone unless perhaps if they feared for there life (in that case anyone would probably defend their self. I'm not making excuses for them but I have seen and heard about OCU's tatics. They do at times force entry without identifying themselves. You don't know it's law enforcement until they are literally in your face. My husband had a heart attack once, they scared him so bad. This is Memphis, home invasions are extremely popular. And I thank God that bullet proof vest did it's job, it could have been an awful tragedy. Too many times, police officers are getting shot serving warrants because people actually don't know that the person forcing their way into their home is a police officer. Maybe there could be a safer way of serving warrants to maintain these officer's safety and to not startle people into shooting.

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