Federal charge for man in Memphis officer shooting death

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Posted: Oct 16, 2015 2:58 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a convicted felon who is facing a state weapons charge in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis police officer now faces a similar federal charge.

The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Friday that 36-year-old Lorenzo Clark has been charged with felony possession of a firearm. Clark already had been charged in Shelby County with being a felon in possession of a handgun in the death of 31-year-old Terence Olridge.

Police say Olridge was shot multiple times Sunday in a shootout with Clark, a neighbor of the officer. Police say the men "exchanged words" before the shootout. A court affidavit says Clark acknowledged firing several shots with a 9mm handgun.

A judge has assigned a public defender for Clark in the state case.