Mobile Officer shot and killed in the line of duty, suspect in custody

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District Attorney Ashley Rich has authorized charges against 19-year-old Marco Perez for Capital Murder in relation to the death of Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder.

Mobile Police tell News 5 an officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty. The officer killed has been identified as 30-year-old Officer Sean Tuder. Police say Tuder was doing a follow-up investigation at Peach Place Inn when he was gunned down by a suspect. Police have arrested a suspect identified as Marco Perez, but have not released if Perez was the shooter. They have not released if anyone else was involved. Police are asking for prayers at this time. 

A man by the same name, Marco Perez, was wanted by Mobile Police on multiple charges for allegedly faking his own kidnapping. In that case, Perez’s mother, 38-year-old Tiffany Perez, was arrested for helping her son fake his own kidnapping by filing a missing person’s report. 

The last Mobile Police Officer who died in the line of duty was Officer Justin Billa. He was shot and killed February 20, 2018 responding to the murder of a Mobile woman.

Billa’s widow posted on Facebook asking for prayers for Tuder’s wife and family. She wrote, “I’ve been on the longest two hour flight back home. My heart feels shattered all over again. Please take a moment to pray over Sean’s wife Krissy and his entire family. I wish I had more words right now but I just do not.”

Original Story, January, 20th 2019

There is a heavy police presence on Leroy Stevens Road and Grelot Road.

Mobile Police say there was an incident involving a Mobile Police Officer. News 5 is heading to the scene.

News 5 will be live on The CW with a press conference from Mobile Police. 

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