Manhunt ends as alleged Memphis cop killer is captured

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UPDATE – Tremaine Wilbourn, the suspect in the slaying of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend, is now in custody, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said.


 

MEMPHIS, TN - He may very well be the most wanted man in the south. Law enforcement agencies are searching high and low for 29-year-old Tremain Wilbourn, the man accused of killing a Memphis  cop during a traffic stop over the weekend.

Officer Sean Bolton was shot and killed when police say he interrupted a drug deal between the suspect and another man. Bolton was shot several times and later died at a hospital. Wilbourn fled the scene.

Police say the second man who was inside the car when Bolton was shot turned himself in and was released, no charges were filed against him. The U.S. Marshall's Office is putting up a $10,000  reward for any information that leads to Wilbourn's arrest.

Police in Memphis, Tennessee say Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, shot and killed police officer Sean Bolton Saturday night, August 1, 2015. According to police, Ofc. Bolton saw an illegally parked car, pulled up in front of it and shone his spotlight. When he approached the vehicle, a passenger confronted him. A struggle ensued, and Wilbourn, the passenger, shot Bolton multiple times.

Police in Memphis, Tennessee say Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, shot and killed police officer Sean Bolton Saturday night, August 1, 2015. According to police, Ofc. Bolton saw an illegally parked car, pulled up in front of it and shone his spotlight. When he approached the vehicle, a passenger confronted him. A struggle ensued, and Wilbourn, the passenger, shot Bolton multiple times.

A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said early Sunday. The officer, 33, suffered multiple gunshot wounds during the incident in Memphis on Saturday night. No date has been provided for photo.

A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said early Sunday. The officer, 33, suffered multiple gunshot wounds during the incident in Memphis on Saturday night. No date has been provided for photo.

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