The man accused of shooting and killing a Memphis police officer is behind bars on a $9 million bond.
Tremaine Wilbourn was booked into the Shelby County Jail before the sun came up Tuesday morning. He is due in court Wednesday.
Wilbourn has been on the run since Saturday. That’s when police said he shot and killed officer Sean Bolton before carjacking a person driving silver Honda.
Monday police believed they were closing in on Wilbourn, but his family convinced him to turn himself in before things turned violent.
Wilbourn’s family is standing by him, saying he was defending himself that night.
“The police was (sic) out there roughing him up too. You know how they do–trying to do you any kind of way,” Wilbourn’s sister Callie Watkins said.
However Wilbourn’s history is far from clean. He’s been convicted of bank robbery and aggravated robbery on different occasions. Plus, he violated probation back in 2014.
Now, Wilbourn faces charges of first-degree murder.
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