An Alabama police officer was kiIIed Sunday while conducting an investigation in Mobile, authorities said.
Officer Shawn Tudor was conducting follow-up work on an investigation when he was sh0t by the suspect, Police Chief Lawrence Baptiste said.
The accused Marco Perez is already in police custody, however Batiste admitted that he does not know whether he sh0t or not.
Mobile officers wanted Perez for theft of property and filing a false police report. Federal investigators also reportedly sought to revoke his probation.
Tuder had been with his department for less than five years when he was named Officer of the Month in August 2017. According to Batiste, he “really just started at that point in his career where he started to have a really big impact not only on people in the neighborhood, but to the men and women who work here in this department.”
Tudor’s deɑth comes nearly a year after another police officer, Justin Billa, was killed on the job while trying to ɑrrest the man who kiIIed his ex-wife.
Batiste told reporters he wasn’t sure what would change. He also acknowledged that helping authorities identify “bad seeds” and individuals “who do the most damage in their neighborhood” could be helpful.
Batiste said please keep them in your thoughts, as well as Officer Tuder’s family, his wife, his mother and father and in-laws. This will be a difficult time.
Officer Tuder’s family is in our thoughts and prayers. We hope he finds comfort in knowing he passed away a hero.
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