Memphis cop charged with kidnapping, murdering man while on-duty

By | January 11, 2021
Memphis cop charged with kidnapping, murdering man while on-duty

Memphis cop charged with kidnapping, murdering man whereas on-duty

A Memphis police officer was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing a person whereas on-duty final week, the division introduced Saturday.

Patric Ferguson, 29, an officer with the Memphis Police Division since 2018, is charged with murdering 30-year-old Robert Howard, in line with police.

“Nobody is above the legislation. Realizing {that a} Memphis Police Officer, somebody who took an oath to guard and serve, made the choice to commit this horrific crime is devastating,” Memphis Police Division Director Michael Rallings mentioned in an announcement posted to Fb.

Ferguson is accused of first kidnapping Howard from his residence and forcing the sufferer into his patrol automobile, police mentioned.

The suspect, who has since been fired from the division, then allegedly drove to a different space and within the metropolis and fatally shot Howard, authorities mentioned.

Joshua Rodgers
Joshua Rodgers
Memphis Police Division

With the assistance of an acquaintance, recognized by police as 28-year-old Joshua Rogers, Ferguson relocated Howard’s physique.

A physique, which is believed to be Howard, has been recovered, police mentioned.

Authorities mentioned Ferguson and the sufferer knew one another, however didn’t elaborate.

Howard’s girlfriend reported him lacking final Wednesday and instructed police he had final been seen a day earlier.

Along with homicide, Ferguson was charged with kidnapping, abuse of a corpse and fabricating and tampering with proof.

Rogers was charged with accent after the very fact, abuse of a corpse and fabricating and tampering with proof.

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