Tremaine Wilbourn Pleads To Federal Charges In Death Of MPD Officer Sean Bolton

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The man accused of murdering a Memphis police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the death of Memphis Police officer Sean Bolton. Tremaine Wilbourn had originally pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges.

Saturday, August 1, 2015, police said Officer Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz. They say Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside.

Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a "brief struggle" with the car's passenger, according to police.

Police say the passenger, identified as Wilbourn, shooting Bolton several times. Wilbourn and the car's driver fled on foot after the shooting.

Wilbourn still faces state charges in the case.

In a statement, the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office said:

“Mr. Wilbourn entered his plea before the U.S. District Court (FEDERAL) and has no bearing at all on our (state) murder case. Wilbourn was sentenced to 25 years in Federal Prison on carjacking and weapons charges. The murder case of Officer Sean Bolton remains pending.”

 

 


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