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Memphis officer dies in double shooting at Tennessee hotel

From Greg Morrison, CNN
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Memphis mayor: Officer's death 'tragic'
  • NEW: Officer was in 'extremely critical condition' when he arrived at hospital
  • NEW: Officer Timothy Warren, 39, leaves behind a wife and 2 children
  • Officers arrived at hotel to find one person dead; then, Warren was shot
  • Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified

(CNN) -- An officer responding to an apparent domestic incident at a downtown hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, was shot and killed Sunday, authorities said. A second person was also fatally shot in the incident and the suspect is in custody.

Officers had been called to the Doubletree hotel about 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET) on a report of shots fired.

Once there, they found one person fatally shot. Officer Timothy Warren "encountered the suspect and was also shot," the Memphis Police Department said in a news release.

Warren was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis in "extremely critical condition" and later died, police said.

Police officer shot in Memphis

"The other shooting victim was pronounced deceased on the scene," the news release said. "He has not been positively identified at this time."

The suspect, who also has not been identified, suffered minor wounds and was treated at the same hospital, said Police Director Toney Armstrong.

Authorities did not release further details about the shooting.

Warren, 39, joined the department in July 2003, The patrol officer leaves behind a wife and two small children, Armstrong said.

"Even if you have been the director 20 years, this is the one phone call you hope you never have to get," he said. "We are grieving. This is like losing a family member."