TN police officer charged with kidnapping, murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a police officer has been charged with kidnapping a man in a squad car while on duty and fatally shooting him.

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Memphis police say 29-year-old Patric Ferguson was charged in the death of 30-year-old Robert Howard of Memphis.

Howard was reported missing Wednesday.

Police say Ferguson was fired following his arrest. He joined the force in 2018.

Police say Ferguson used a personal handgun to allegedly force Howard into the back of a police car and drove the victim to an area where he was shot.

An acquaintance was charged with helping Ferguson relocate Howard’s body.

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