(Memphis) Memphis Police have charged a man found in the house where two officers where shot, one fatally.
26 year-old Willie Braddock is behind bars on a $40,000 bond, charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. According to the affidavit Memphis Police say they found “13 individually packaged plastic bags containing suspected marijuana” in a bedroom where they found Braddock Friday morning.
Memphis Police were serving a search warrant at 1062 North Mendenhall Cove Friday morning when two of their officers were shot. 32 year-old Memphis Police Officer Martoiya Lang died from her injuries.
According to police, it was not Braddock but 21 year-old Traveno Campbell that fired at the officers. Campbell was also shot and is recovering at The MED.
Braddock was facing a Misdemeanor charge for Possession of a Controlled Substance, after MPD said they found marijuana on him during an August traffic stop. Braddock was set to face a judge on that charge in March. Braddock was also charged in June for Possession and for running from police after another traffic stop. The June charges were disposed.
MPD said Campbell did not have a criminal history.
“There is a difference between a first caught and a first offender. Just because you haven’t been caught doesn’t mean that you are a first offender. You’ve offended and you just haven’t gotten caught and that’s the kind of stuff we need to start focusing on,” said Mayor AC Wharton.