Sister of Suspect in Memphis Officer Killing: It Was Self-Defense

The sister of Tremaine Wilbourn, the man accused of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer, said her brother "was defending himself."

Callie Watkins told NBC News, "Tremaine ain't no bad person. He was defending himself." 

"You know how they do, just trying to do you in," Watkins added, apparently referring to police.

Wilbourn, 29, is facing first-degree murder charges after allegedly shooting police officer Sean Bolton Saturday night. Bolton had interrupted a drug deal and approached a car Wilbourn was in, which contained 1.7 grams of marijuana. Bolton was shot multiple times.

Wilbourn turned himself in Monday evening, ending a nearly two-day manhunt and is being held on $9 million bond. 


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