Police: Driver opens fire on off-duty officer on Sam Cooper

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Memphis police were called to the area of Sam Cooper and Graham overnight following a shooting early Wednesday.

According to authorities, a man got into a verbal altercation with someone inside an East Memphis sports bar.

After leaving, someone reportedly pulled up beside the man and opened fire somewhere near Sam Cooper and I-240.

The suspects were possibly in a light blue, two-door Volkswagen, police said.

On Wednesday, Captain Mark Little with the Southaven Police Department confirmed that the victim in this case was an off-duty police officer. He said the officer was not injured and fully cooperated with the investigation.

This is the second shooting on a Mid-South roadway in less than 24 hours.

Police responded to another shooting Tuesday night on Highway 385 near Ridgeway.

In both cases the victims were not badly hurt.

If you know anything call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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