The Latest: Police officer had been on force just over year

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Posted: Oct 11, 2015 7:47 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on a Memphis police officer being fatally shot (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

Authorities say a Memphis police officer who was fatally shot Sunday had been on the force for slightly more than a year, and he had a fiancee who is four months pregnant.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters that 31-year-old Terence Olridge joined the department in September 2014.

Relatives of the officer could be seen crying outside Regional Medical Center. Armstrong says Olridge died at the hospital after being shot multiple times at a home in a neighborhood of single-family residences in the suburb of Cordova.

A man is in custody in relation to the shooting, but he has not been charged. Armstrong said the investigation is ongoing and that "details are sketchy."

Olridge is the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slightly more than four years.

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5:45 p.m.

Police blocked the street in of the house where a Memphis police officer was fatally shot Sunday. A plainclothes detective spoke with a neighbor and uniformed officers also were on the scene.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died.

In past shootings, Armstrong has addressed the media outside the Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Armstrong told reporters on Sunday, "I didn't think that we'd be here again so soon."

Armstrong said the investigation is ongoing and that "details are sketchy."

Olridge is the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slightly more than four years.

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3:30 p.m.

Authorities say an off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being shot multiple times.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died.

Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting at a home in the Memphis suburb of Cordova. He said a male suspect is in custody, but didn't say whether the person has been charged.

Armstrong said the investigation is ongoing and that "details are sketchy."

Olridge is the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slightly more than four years.