Chief Lawrence Battiste of the Mobile Police Department in Alabama sadly reports the death of Officer Sean Tuder.
Officer Tuder was shot and killed as he and other officers were executing an arrest warrant at an apartment complex.
were attempting to arrest a subject on several state, local and federal
warrants when an altercation erupted. During the altercation and
arrest, several shots were fired, one of which one struck Tuder.
As a result, Tudor was transported to the University Hospital of Alabama where he succumbed to his gunshot wound.
reported at a news conference that it is not clear if the suspect, who
was taken into custody, is the shooter of Tuder. An autopsy is pending
and the investigation continues.
Tuder’s death comes less than a year after the shooting death of MPD Officer Justin Billa. Officer Billa was killed on February 20, 2018. Exactly 11 months before Tuder was killed in West Mobile.
is a time for grief for us,” Chief Battiste said. “We are trying to
make sense of how we could have another brother lose his life in less
than a year. We’re thankful to those who have reached out to us so far,
but this is a hard time for us.”