Memphis officer fatally shot during traffic stop

This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows officer Sean Bolton, 33, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Saturday night, Aug. 1, 2015,  Memphis, Tenn.  A manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said. (Memphis Police Department via AP)
This undated photo released by the Memphis Police Department shows officer Sean Bolton, 33, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop in Saturday night, Aug. 1, 2015, Memphis, Tenn. A manhunt is underway for the suspect, Tennessee police officials said. (Memphis Police Department via AP)

MEMPHIS, TENN. (AP) – A police officer has been fatally shot in Memphis, Tennessee, and the killer is at large.

Police have identified the slain officer as 33-year-old Sean Bolton. They say he was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot multiple times. He died at a hospital.

Police say they’re using all available resources to find the shooter.

It is the third Memphis officer to be fatally shot since July 2011. Armstrong said officers are grieving, adding that “this is just a reminder of how dangerous” the job is.

 

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