Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tremaine Wilbourn Indicted for Memphis Police Officer Death

Posted By on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

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Tremaine Wilbourn, the man arrested for the shooting death of Memphis Police officer Sean Bolton, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge and other charges Thursday, according to Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich.

Wilbourn is accused of killing Bolton last August during a traffic stop. Bolton was shot as he approached the parked car Wilbourn was sitting in. That car had been parked on Summerlane Avenue in Parkway Village when Bolton pulled over to check on the car. Police believe Bolton may have interrupted a drug transaction. A struggle ensued between Bolton and Wilbourn, and Bolton was shot eight times, according to an autopsy report. Police searched the vehicle Wilbourn was riding in later and found about two grams of pot. 

Wilbourn fled the scene of the shooting and allegedly carjacked another man at gunpoint. He turned himself into police for both crimes two days later.

Wilbourn is facing the state murder charge, as well as state charges of carjacking, employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Additionally, Wilbourn is facing federal charges of carjacking, felony possession of ammunition, and violation of supervised release. He's being held on a $10 million bond.

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