Police in Memphis suburb review handling of mysterious 911 call in Lorenzen Wright shootingBy AP
Friday, July 30, 2010
Police review handling of 911 call in Wright case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in the Memphis suburb of Germantown are reviewing how a 911 call from Lorenzen Wright’s cell phone was handled as authorities investigate the shooting death of the former NBA player.
Rodney Bright, Germantown’s deputy police chief, says department officials did not know about the call until Tuesday, eight days after it was received by a dispatcher in the early morning hours of July 19.
Bright says he can’t discuss details of the call, which has been turned over to Memphis police.
Wright was fatally shot and left in woods in southeast Memphis. His body was discovered Wednesday, six days after he was reported missing by family. Wright was last seen around midnight July 18, a few hours before the emergency call was made.
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