MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A Memphis Police officer was cited after investigators say his personal car was stolen with his MPD-issued gun inside.
It happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 6900 block of Winchester. Police say the off-duty officer had pulled into a gas station and parked when he heard someone call his name as he got out. Police say he took a few steps away, and that’s when a man jumped into the officer’s personal car and took off down Riverdale. Police say the officers’ MPD-issued duty weapon was in the car at the time.
Witnesses told police a blue Grand Marquis with 24” rims pulled up behind the officer’s car and took off quickly when the officer’s car was stolen.
Police say the officer was issued a ticket for leaving his vehicle unattended.
The suspect has not been caught and the investigation is underway. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.