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Court Records: Man Officially Charged In Officer's Death

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 17:12:17-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - 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.

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