Man Accused of Killing Memphis Cop Turns Himself In
08/03/2015 AT 08:30 PM EDT
Tremaine Wilbourn was accompanied by his family when he arrived at the federal building just before 5 p.m., the Associated Press reports.
A warrant on a charge of first-degree murder had been issued on Sunday for his arrest.
Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night during a traffic stop. It sparked a two-day manhunt, in which police searched for Wilbourn, a 29-year-old convicted bank robber.
In a press conference Monday night Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters that he had spoken to Wilbourn, whom he'd earlier called a "coward."
"He wanted to make a point, to say that, 'I want you to know one thing.' I asked, 'What was that?' " Armstrong said. "He said, 'I want you to know that, one, I'm not a cold-blooded killer, and two, I am not a coward."
Investigators believe that Bolton interrupted a drug deal when he stopped the car Wilbourn was in.
Armstrong said Wilbourn's arrest was "the first step in a very long healing process" for Bolton's family, the Memphis Police Department and the city, NBC News reports.
Wilbourn had been free on supervised release for a 122-month sentence for bank robbery.
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