Suspect identified in Memphis killing 2015– #WANTED 29 Y/O Termaine Wilbourn for murder of #Memphis Officer Sean Bolton. $10,000 reward ☎901-528-CASH
- Memphis killing, suspect identified– Saturday night, Memphis officer Sean Bolton,33.
- He was killed during a traffic stop, was shot and killed by the suspect.
- Sean Bolton apparently interrupted a drug deal and that after some type of physical altercation.
Suspect on Memphis killing was identified by police officers in Memphis as Tremaine Wilbourn, 29. The suspect faces murder in the death Memphis officer Sean Bolton.
According to Armstrong, Wilbourn was a passenger in a 2002 Mercedes Benz that was parked illegally in a southeast Memphis neighborhood ,Memphis officer Sean Bolton saw the car and shined his squad car lighted on the vehicle. Wilbourn then got out of the Mercedes, confronted Memphis officer Bolton, and they got into a physical struggle. Wilbourn then took out a gun and fired it, striking officer Bolton multiple times.
Memphis officer Bolton was discovered critically wounded and later died in the hospital, he had been a member of the force since 2010.
Police Director Toney Armstrong said, “As I have said many times, to lose a loved one or a family member is a horrific event. Last night, we lost not only an officer but a great man, a dedicated servant to our community and a family member.”
Wilbourn had been free on supervised release by the U.S. Western District Court for a 122-month sentence for bank robbery, he now faces a first-degree murder charge.
Police officer said, a manhunt was underway for a suspect. Memphis City Council and U.S. Marshals have offered a $10,000 reward for the suspect Wilbourn. Officer Bolton is the third Memphis officer to be killed, Officer Tim Warren was killed while responding to a shooting at a hotel in 2011, and Officer Martoiya Lang was killed while serving a warrant in December 2012.
Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr. said “speaks volumes about ‘Memphis killing’ the inherent danger of police work” and asked the city to pray for his family and Memphis as a whole.” IMAGE COURTESY OF WMC Action News 5 VIA Tweet.