Police in Tennessee Sunday identified the suspect they are seeking in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer investigating an illegally parked car, and they announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

The suspect, Tremaine Wilbourn, was wanted for the murder of a police officer and is considered armed and dangerous, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.


Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said Wilbourn, 29, is out on supervised release for a 121-month federal sentence for bank robbery.

Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton Armstrong spotted an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes in a southeast Memphis neighborhood late Saturday night and shined his squad car’s spotlight into it, Armstrong said. The suspect got out of the car and the two scuffled before he allegedly shot the officer, Armstrong said.

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