Memphis Officer Fatally Shot During A Traffic Stop, Person Of Interest Is In Custody


Police have a person of interest in custody following the shooting death of Memphis officer Sean Bolton, although no charges have been filed.

The 33-year-old cop was shot multiple times, one bullet penetrating a major artery Saturday night, (August 1) near Southeast Memphis, authorities said.

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A nearby bystander used Bolton’s radio to notify police about the shooting. The former U.S. Marine who did a tour of duty in Iraq was transported to a hospital where he later died from his wounds.

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Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr. told the Associated Press Bolton’s death speaks to the dangers of law enforcement.

“The men and women in blue have certain rules of engagement that they have to follow, but at any given minute in a 24-hour day they’re dealing with folks who have no rules of engagement,” Wharton said.

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