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Man accused of killing MPD officer changes plea to federal charges

Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD) Tremaine Wilbourn (Source: MPD)
Officer Sean Bolton (SOURCE: MPD) Officer Sean Bolton (SOURCE: MPD)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An ex-convict facing federal charges in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee police officer has changed his plea to guilty.

Tremaine Wilbourn had pleaded not guilty to charges filed in December 2015 in the killing of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton. Authorities said Tremaine Wilbourn shot Bolton several times in August 2015 while Bolton was attempting to detain him.

Federal prosecutors charged Wilbourn with carjacking, possessing a firearm during and in relation to the carjacking, and felony possession of ammunition. Wilbourn pleaded guilty to all three charges. According to an indictment, Wilbourn used a gun while carjacking a man on the same day of the officer's shooting.

The 31-year-old Wilbourn still faces first-degree-murder and other charges in state court.

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