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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Three people have been charged in the shooting of a Memphis Police officer.

The officer, who was shot Wednesday night has been released from the hospital.

Dennis Murphy, 39, has been charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, using a gun during a felony and being  a felon in possession of a handgun.

Alan Sullivan, 40, and Gwendoly Gordon, 32, have both been charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault.

The Organized Crime Unit officer was shot in the chest while serving a warrant at an apartment in the 4100 block of Eastwind.

The officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest.

The three people charged were arrested at the Hillcrest Apartments on Eastwind Dr. after an hours-long barricade situation after the shooting.

 

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