MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Court records show a suspect has been officially charged in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County court records posted online show 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is being held on $9 million bond. Authorities say Wilbourn turned himself in Monday after arrest warrants were issued for him in the shooting of 33-year-old officer Sean Bolton on Saturday night.
Wilbourn has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday morning. Court records don't show if he has a lawyer.
Police say Wilbourn was a passenger in a Mercedes Benz that was parked illegally in a southeast Memphis neighborhood. Police say Bolton approached the car, Wilbourn got out and the men got into a struggle.
Police say Wilbourn took out a gun and fired, striking Bolton multiple times.