MANHUNT ON: Tremaine Wilbourn Wanted For Murder of Memphis Police Officer

29-Year-Old Tremaine Wilbourn, Armed & Dangerous
29-Year-Old Tremaine Wilbourn, Armed & Dangerous

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A manhunt continues for a suspect who fatally shot a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday night, according to officials.

The gunman, 29-Year-Old Tremaine Wilbourn, is considered Armed & Dangerous. A massive manhunt is ongoing.

Earlier, a person of interest turned himself in. Police believe he was at the scene of the shooting but was not the gunman.

Wilburn has a warrant for his arrest for a count of first-degree murder.

City council offering a $10,000 reward for this man and U.S. Marshals are offering $10,000 as well. City officials said other agencies may offer a similar reward.

More: At approximately 9:18 pm Communications was alerted by a citizen through one of our officer’s radios that an officer had been shot in the area of Perkins and Cottonwood. Once officers arrived on the scene they located a MPD Officer who had been shot during what appeared to be a traffic stop.

The officer, 33-year-old Sean Bolton, was transported in critical condition but was later pronounced deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Officer Sean Bolton
Sean Bolton

The suspect responsible is still at large and officers are in the area attempting to locate him.

Officer Bolton was hired by the Memphis Police Department in October of 2010.

If anyone knows anything about this incident or knows who is responsible for this murder they should contact Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

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