Authorities in Alabama are asking locals for their assistance as they investigate the deadly shooting of a Mobile police officer earlier this month.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Sean Tuder had been with the department for less than five years when he responded to the Peach Place Inn as part of an ongoing investigation on January 20.
Reports indicated he was “gunned down by a suspect” at that location and authorities soon named 19-year-old Marco Perez as a suspect.
More than a week later, some new details have emerged but investigators are still looking for important clues. According to reports, the suspect had multiple warrants against him and Tuder was attempting to arrest him at the time Perez retrieved a firearm and fatally shot the officer.
A statement this week from the Mobile Police Department stressed the importance of piecing together the circumstances surrounding the deadly incident, as reported by AL.com.
“If anyone saw the shooting or can provide video of the actual shooting, it will help further the investigation,” the police statement read.
According to WKRG, Tuder is survived by a wife — and locals are planning a fundraiser called “Remembering a Hero” with the proceeds to benefit Krissy Tuder.
Authorities are asking those who live in the vicinity and have security cameras hooked up to “look through their video” to see if the incident was captured in whole or in part.
Those with information related to the case are encouraged to contact investigators by calling 251-208-7221. Tips can also be delivered anonymously through a tip line at MobilePD.org/CrimeTip.
[Featured image: Marco Perez and Sean Tuder, Mobile Police Department]