Person of Interest in Custody After Fatal Shooting of Memphis Police Officer
The shooting apparently happened during a traffic stop, the MPD said
http://WHBQ.images.worldnow.com/interface/js/WNVideo.js?rnd=505929;hostDomain=www.myfoxmemphis.com;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=385;isShowIcon=true;clipId=11730455;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=false;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=fixed;galleryType=wnstory;galleryId=29688637Memphis police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with the fatal shooting that left one of their officers dead late Saturday, apparently the result of a traffic stop gone wrong, according to the Associated Press.
No charges have been filed, according to the AP, and a spokesperson said the investigation is ongoing, but declined to release more information.
Officer Sean Bolton, 33 and a five-year veteran of the force, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds after a nearby citizen used an officer’s radio to call in the shooting at about 9:20 p.m., MPD said in a statement on Facebook.
Bolton was shot during what appears to have been a traffic stop, according to the statement.
He was taken for treatment in critical condition, but soon died from his wounds, according to the statement.
PEOPLE was unable to reach the Memphis Police Department for comment.
Bolton graduated from a Memphis-area high school, served a tour of duty in Iraq and attended the University of Memphis, according to the according to The Commercial Appeal. In June, he served as best man at his brother’s wedding.
Bolton is the MPD’s third shooting victim in more than four years, according to the AP.
“This is just a reminder of how dangerous [the job is],” Police Director Toney Armstrong said, according to the AP. “Sadly to say, we’ve been here before.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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