Man charged with killing Memphis officer says he is indigent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a Memphis police officer during a struggle has told a judge he is indigent.
Twenty-nine-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is being held on $10 million bond on a first-degree murder charge in the Aug. 1 death of Officer Sean Bolton. He did not enter a plea during a brief court appearance Wednesday. Wilbourn will have an attorney appointed to represent him.
Wilbourn’s sister, Callie Watkins, has said her brother told her after the shooting that he was forcibly pulled out of a car by Bolton.
Police have said that Bolton approached the 2002 Mercedes Benz on foot after pulling up in his squad car and that he interrupted a drug deal.
Police say Wilbourn took out a gun and shot Bolton multiple times.