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Two Olive Branch officers shot Thursday morning.

Two Olive Branch police officers were shot Thursday morning, during what started as a normal traffic stop.

Officials said Officer Mark Ayers was shot twice, and taken to The MED in critical condition.   Doug Stanek, the other officer at the scene, was transported in stable condition. 

The incident happened early Thursday morning in a park in Olive Branch located off Old Goodman Road.  The officers spotted a vehicle wanted by Memphis Police for several recent burglaries.  As the officers approached the car, a suspect shot at them, and then fled the scene.

Ayers was not wearing a bullet-proof vest at the time of the shooting, while Stanek was.

Officials found the suspect's car later Thursday morning, but the suspect was not to be found.  The search for the suspect is still active.

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