Memphis Officer Charged With Kidnapping, Killing Man


A Memphis police officer was arrested Sunday and charged with kidnapping and killing a person whereas on responsibility, CNN reports. Patric Ferguson, 29, allegedly shot and killed 30-year-old Robert Howard after forcing him into the again of a squad automobile. Howard was final seen at his house Tuesday and was reported lacking by his girlfriend the following day. She was in a position to monitor his mobile phone to the facet of a highway. Ferguson, who was on responsibility on the time and knew Howard, allegedly took Howard from outdoors his house and drove Howard a few third of a mile, the place he shot him,

Investigators discovered web searches for cleansing up crime scenes and destroying DNA proof on Ferguson’s telephone in addition to proof that he bought cinder blocks, chains and different gadgets that had been later discovered to “conceal proof,” Memphis police mentioned. Ferguson was arrested, relieved of responsibility, and charged with first-degree homicide, first-degree homicide in perpetration of aggravated kidnapping … abuse of a corpse and tampering with or fabricating proof. Police Director Michael Rallings mentioned, “Figuring out Memphis Police Officer, somebody who took an oath to guard and serve, made the choice to commit this horrific crime, is devastating.”