Teen accused of killing Alabama police officer held without bond

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG/WNCN) – The 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing a Mobile, Alabama police officer on Sunday is being held without bond after a court appearance Monday morning. 

Marco Perez, 19, was taken into custody after police said he killed Officer Sean Tuder Sunday afternoon.

Perez appeared before a judge at the Mobile Metro Jail Monday morning, according to District Attorney Ashley Rich.

The judge ordered Perez held without bond in the capital murder case.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Batiste said Perez had several prior warrants. 

Police are asking for prayers on Sunday evening after the incident.

The news came after there was a heavy police presence on Leroy Stevens Road and Grelot Road.

Video from the scene showed dozens of emergency vehicles surrounding what appeared to be an apartment complex or motel.

Tuder is the second Mobile police officer to die in the line of duty since February 2018. That’s when Officer Justin Billa was killed in a standoff.

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