Memphis Police have arrested one of their own after he kidnapped an acquaintance at gunpoint and fatally shot him on Jan. 5.
29-year-old Patric Ferguson was charged with first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, and fabricating and tampering with evidence.
In a Sunday statement, Memphis Police detailed the incident that occurred at the victim’s residence in the 3500 block of Mark Twain Street in Memphis.
“After a review of the evidence, in this case, it was found that Ferguson, acting on his own accord, armed himself with his personal handgun, encountered the victim and forced him in the rear of a squad car.”
“Ferguson then drove to the area of Frayser Boulevard and Denver Street, where he shot and killed Mr. Howard.”
Robert Howard, 30, was reported missing the following day by his girlfriend who told detectives that she tracked down his phone but did not find him.
Another acquaintance of the cop was also charged in the case after he helped dispose of Howard’s body.
Ferguson had been on duty at the time of the events. He was employed as a member of the MPD in October 2018.