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.
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.