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Monday, January 28, 2008

[TN] Memphis Police Lt. Vidulich found shot in his home

If you have any information about this shooting, please call Memphis Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

...Investigators have no suspects in custody and are still on the scene questioning potential witnesses...

Memphis police officer shot to death at home
By Bret Weaver
January 28, 2008
Lt. Ed Vidulich, 51, of the Memphis Police Harbor Patrol was found shot to death early Monday morning. He was discovered after midnight in his home in the 3400 block of Shilo Street in Frayser. His car was found several blocks away in the 1600 block of Winston Drive and had been set on fire, according to Memphis Police. Investigators have no suspects in custody and are still on the scene questioning potential witnesses...

Updated 7:08 a.m.:
Memphis Police Officer Found Shot And Killed In Frayser

Eyewitness News Memphis
Last Update: 7:10 am
An off-duty Memphis Police Officer was found shot and killed in his home in Frayser. It happened in the 3400 block of Shilo in Frayser near North Watkins. Police say they were called to the scene of a burning car in the 1600 block of Winston around midnight, Monday, January 28, 2008. According to investigators, that car belonged to Lieutenant Ed Vidulich. Detectives say when police arrived at the officer’s home, they found him shot to death in his kitchen. Police do not yet know why the officer was shot... Investigators say his wife was at work at the time of the shooting.

Note: Posting Lt. Vidulich's slaying here is not to indicate family foul play but because the suspect is still at large.


  1. Teen Charged in Memphis Police Officer's Murder
    Reported by: Kevin Holmes
    Last Update: 2/02 10:32 pm

    An arrest has been made in the murder of Police Lt. Ed Vidulich. Vidulich was found shot to death in his Frayser home Monday, January 28th. 18 year-old Dexter Cox has been charged with first degree murder. According to a Police Affidavit, Cox confessed to shooting Vidulich, taking his gun and his Ford Explorer - then setting the S-U-V on fire.

    Another affidavit says Cox was arrested Wednesday in connection to a shooting outside Frayser High School. Police found him, searched a nearby home and found a gun they say was stolen from the Officer's home. Investigators then realized they had their guy.

    Mack McKinna has some harsh words for Cox, calling him "a little 18 year-old punk, who killed a good policeman." McKinna, and other neighbors are happy to hear an arrest has been made. The crime scene tape is still outside Vidulich's home. Since Monday, there has been a constant police presence - squad cars, and the CSI Command Post is still across the street. Neighbors say they are relieved because an arrest has been made. But they also say this isn't over. Neighbor Archie Collins says a conviction or more arrests would add closure. Collins also says he'll be content when he hears "in detail, what happened in the death of Ed Vidulich." Collins has many questions for officers including, "why his (Vidulich) particular house?

    A News Conference will take place Sunday February 3rd at 3p.m.

    Police records show this isn't Cox's first run in with the law. In July of 2007, he was arrested for Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest.

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