As per authorities, an Alabama cop was gunned down on Sunday while following up on an inquiry in Mobile.
Officer Sean Tuder was performing some follow-up work on an inquiry when he was shot and killed by an accused, according to Police Chief Lawrence Battiste.
The accused, Marco Perez, is already in police custody, however Battiste admitted he didn’t know if he was the shooter or not.
Mobile cops sought Perez for property theft and for submitting a fraudulent police complaint. According to reports, federal investigators were also looking for him to have his probation revoked.
Tuder had worked with his department for less than five years when he was chosen “Officer of the Month” in August 2017. According to Battiste’s assessment, he “was really just beginning into that point of his profession when he began having a really big influence not just on the people in the neighbourhood, but the men and women that work here in this department.”
Tuder’s death comes almost a year after another Mobile officer, Justin Billa, was slain on the job while attempting to capture a guy who had murdered his ex-wife.
Battiste told reporters that he is not sure what’s going to change. He also acknowledged that assisting authorities in identifying “bad seeds” and individuals “wreaking the greatest damage in their neighbourhood” may be beneficial.
Battiste stated that please keep them in one’s thoughts, as well as Officer Tuder’s family, his wife, his mother and father, and his in-laws. This is going to be a tough moment.
Officer Tuder’s family is in our thoughts and prayers. We hope they might find some solace in the knowledge that he died as a hero.