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UPDATE: Person arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of police officer

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer.

Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed.

She says the investigation is ongoing and did not give further details.

Police have been searching for a suspect in the killing of Officer Sean Bolton late Saturday during a traffic stop.

Bolton was shot near one of the main arteries in a working class neighborhood of southeast Memphis.

Police are looking for potential witnesses and are asking for members of the public who have information about the suspect to come forward.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee police officials say an officer has been fatally shot during a traffic stop in Memphis.
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says police received a call at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday about an officer being shot. Armstrong says the officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot multiple times. The officer died at a hospital.
Armstrong did not identify the officer, pending notification of next of kin.
Armstrong says police have not made an arrest and the suspect is on the run. He said police are using all available resources to find the shooter.
It is the third Memphis officer to be fatally shot since July 2011. Armstrong said officers are grieving, adding that "this is just a reminder of how dangerous" the job is.

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