Man charged with killing Officer Sean Bolton in court on separate carjacking charges
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man charged with killing Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton appeared in court on separate charges Monday.
Tremaine Wilbourn was accused of murdering Bolton in August, but Monday’s hearing stemmed from a carjacking that reportedly happened that very same day.
He faces federal charges of armed carjacking and felony possession of ammunition.
Bolton was shot and killed when he approached a parked car on August 1.
Wilbourn was a passenger in that car.
Bolton tried to detain Wilbourn, but Wilbourn pulled out a gun and shot Bolton multiple times, according to multiple reports.
Later that night, Wilbourn allegedly carjacked a man and his 2002 Honda Accord at gunpoint.
The carjacking charge could put Wilbourn in prison for 15 years, but if he is convicted of using a firearm during that carjacking, he could face life in prison.
Felony possession of ammunition carries a possible sentence of 10 years.
Wilbourn was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bolton and is being held on a nearly $10 million bond on that charge.