A police officer has been shot to death Sunday afternoon in Mobile, Alabama while running an investigation, teen suspect arrested and charged with the murder.
30-years-old Officer Sean Tuder was shot and killed as he and several other officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at an apartment complex at 1545 Leroy Steven Road at 3:00 pm.
The suspect, identified as19-years-old Marco Perez, is in custody, but the police didn't immediately say if he was the shooter.
Perez had local and federal warrants for several charges. During the previous week, he had faked his own abduction in order to avoid reporting to jail.
“We will be asking for Perez to be held without bond and he will be booked into Metro Jail tonight,” District Attorney Ashley Rich said. “I am authorizing charges against the suspect for capital murder for killing a law enforcement officer.”
Tuder joined the Mobile Police Department in March 2016 and was named Officer of the Month in August 2017. His death comes a day after Birmingham police laid to rest an officer shot to death in the line of duty.
Tuder is the fifth officer to be gunned down in the line of duty so far in 2019.