Memphis Police Shooting: Officer Martoiya Lang Killed, William Vromah Injured While Conducting Search Warrant

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One member of the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee was killed and another was wounded in a shooting early Friday while executing a search warrant for narcotics.

Details are still unclear in the Memphis police shooting, but the incident occurred on Mendanhall Cove near North White Station, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis reported.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told the Associated Press that the officers were attempting to serve a drug-related search warrant when they encountered gunfire at an east Memphis home. The officers returned fire and struck a suspect, according to the AP.

Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang, 32, a mother of four, died in the shooting, while Police Officer William Vrooman, also 32, was wounded and subsequently treated at the Regional Medical Center, the Commercial Appeal reported.

The identity of the 21-year-old suspect who was shot has not been released, but he has been hospitalized in stable condition, AP reported.

A second man in the home was taken into custody, but no charges had been filed against that person as of yet, AP said.

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