Convicted felon pleads guilty to killing Memphis police officer

MEMPHIS, TN (AP) – Prosecutors say a convicted felon has pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Memphis police officer.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis says Lorenzo Clark pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. He faces up to 10 years in prison at sentencing on April 15.

His wife, Natalie Clark, also pleaded guilty to providing a firearm to her husband, who was not allowed to have a gun because he pleaded guilty in state court to reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a weapon in a public place in March 2003.

Authorities say 31-year-old Memphis police officer Terence Olridge was shot multiple times by Lorenzo Clark, a neighbor, on Oct. 11.

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