Police Officer Sean Bolton was shot and killed when he interrupted a drug deal near the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Perkins Road at approximately 9:15 pm.
Officer Bolton observed an illegally parked vehicle near the intersection occupied by multiple people. As he approached it he was shot several times by one of the occupants of the vehicle, who then fled the scene and remains at large. A citizen used Officer Bolton’s radio to call for assistance after he was shot.
He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Bolton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Memphis Police Department since October 2010.