A Memphis cop has been fatally shot during a traffic stop and the killer is still on the run
33-year-old Memphis, Tennessee police officer Sean Bolton, was shot and killed Saturday night. Police are conducting an active search for the suspect who is currently on the run.
Bolton was shot multiple times and a civilian used the officer’s radio to notify police at 9:18 PM of the shooting. The officer later died at the hospital, making this the third police fatality in Memphis over the past four years.
In a press conference on Sunday morning, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong stated,
It doesn’t get any easier. This is a very difficult time, not only for me as director, but for all the officers you see standing behind me and a difficult time for our city as well. So I ask that you give us the respect that we need … and the space that we need to grieve, and the time that we need to prepare to lay our brother to rest.
The suspect is still at large as the manhunt continues into Sunday and police are using all available resources to find the shooter.