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Police identify suspect in murder of officer Sean Bolton

Memphis Police are searching for 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn following the death of officer Sean Bolton.

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.

Police said Wilburn was the passenger of a 2002 Mercedes-Benz that Bolton pulled in front of for illegally parking. He got into a brief struggle with Bolton.

Less that two grams of marijuana were found in the car. MPD said they believe officer Bolton was caught in the middle of a drug transaction.

The suspect and the driver both fled the scene following the shooting.

MPD said the driver turned himself in and was released.

”As I have said many times, to lose a loved one or a family member is a horrific event. Last night we lost not only an officer, but a great man, a dedicated servant to our community, and a family member,” said Police Director Toney Armstrong during a press conference.

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