Two people, including officer, fatally shot in Memphis

July 4, 2011 4:10:42 AM PDT
Authorities in Memphis are investigating after a police officer and another person were shot to death at a hotel in the middle of the city's entertainment district. Police say a suspect is in custody and was hospitalized due to injuries sustained during his arrest.

Police Director Toney Armstrong says Officer Timothy Warren, a patrol officer, died at Regional Medical Center after the shooting.

Warren was among several officers responding to a call at the Doubletree Hotel around 7 p.m. Sunday. A civilian victim, who hasn't been positively identified, was also shot and pronounced dead at the scene in what officials say started as a domestic dispute.

WMC-TV reported that police had responded earlier in the night to a disturbance call involving the same suspect, but let him go.

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