MPD officer’s personal car with his duty weapon inside stolen at gas station

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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.

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