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Memphis police officer killed after downtown shootings
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A Memphis officer responding to a pair of shootings was killed when the suspected gunman struck him with his car, police said. Officer Verdell Smith, 46, was fatally struck downtown on Saturday night, Memphis Police Department Director Mike Rallings said. The string of violence started with back-to-back shootings that left three people injured.