Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder Shot and Killed, Marco Perez Arrested
UPDATE: The suspect, 19-year-old Marco Perez, will face a capital murder charge. Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich has asked that Perez be held without bond. A capital murder charge would make Perez eligible for the death penalty.
Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder has been shot and killed. Police Chief Lawrence Battiste says that they have Marco Perez in custody as a suspect in the shooting death.
Perez was recently in the news over an alleged kidnapping story. His mother, Tiffany Perez, was arrested for filing a false report about the kidnapping. Police have not yet released whether or not Perez was the shooter.
We’re told Officer Tuder was with the Mobile Police Department for three years. He was named Officer of the Month in July 2017.
Officer Tuder’s body was moved to University Hospital as a processional followed.
In August of 2017, Officer Tuder was on our Salute to First Responders segment. You can watch that story here:
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson expressed his condolences tonight after hearing the news of Officer Tuder’s death.
“Earlier today, Mobile lost one of our best and finest, Officer Sean Tuder. We send our thoughts and prayers to his friends and family during this tragedy. We mourn together as a community and we love together as a community,” Stimpson tweeted.
“The city of Mobile lost one of its finest officers today. This tragedy is a stark reminder of the dangers that the brave men and women of law enforcement face everyday. I would like everyone to take a moment to remember the man who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting our community. Please keep Officer Sean Tuder’s family in your thoughts and prayers,” Rich posted to her Facebook page.
Governor Kay Ivey on Sunday issued the following statement regarding the shooting death of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder:
“Less than a day after laying to rest Birmingham Police Sergeant Wytasha Carter, I’m saddened to learn of the death of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder, who was killed today in the line of duty. I extend my sincerest condolences and heartfelt prayers to Officer Tuder’s wife and family, fellow officers and to the community he served. Officer Tuder was an exceptional young officer, a true leader and was once recognized as ‘Officer of the Month’ for his commitment to serve and protect. This senseless tragedy has sadly taken the life of yet another Mobile police officer, far too soon, and stands as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who wear the badge. To the Mobile community, know that all of Alabama joins you in mourning this remarkable law enforcement officer.”
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