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TBI issues blue alert for man accused of shooting, killing MPD officer

(Source: TBI) (Source: TBI)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued its first ever blue alert for the man accused of shooting and killing a Memphis police officer.

According to the TBI, 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is wanted by the Memphis Police Department, the TBI and the U.S. Marshals Office on a homicide charge for killing Memphis police officer Sean Bolton on August 1.

Wilbourn, who also goes by Tremaine Martin or "T-Streetz Wilbourn," is now on the TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List.  There is a reward of almost $50 thousand for information leading to his arrest.

The TBI established the blue alert system in 2011.  It uses the same infrastructure as an amber alert to inform the public about violent criminals who are accused of seriously injuring or killing law enforcement officers.

In order for the TBI to activate a blue alert, all of the following criteria must be in place:

  • A sworn law enforcement officer is killed, sustains life threatening injuries or the officer is missing in the line of duty under circumstances warranting concern for the law enforcement officer's safety and;
  • The suspect(s) pose(s) an imminent threat to public safety and law enforcement personnel and;
  • A description of the offender or vehicle is available for statewide broadcast to the public and law enforcement 911 centers.
  • Prior to activation, if the suspect(s) is/are identified, the requesting agency will immediately:
  • Place the suspect in the temporary felon file in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Obtain felony warrants as soon as possible or within 24 hours and enter the offender into NCIC.
  • The head of any Tennessee law enforcement agency, Colonel of the Highway Patrol, Chief, Sheriff or their designee of the investigating law enforcement agency of jurisdiction requests the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to activate the Blue Alert system

Wilbourn was last seen in a 2002 silver Honda Accord with dark-tinted windows, 17-inch chrome rims, a sunroof and a black spoiler on the trunk with TN license plate U2719K.

If you have seen Wilbourn or his car, please contact Crime Stoppers at (901)528-CASH or TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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