Updated: 6:00 1/20/19

A Mobile Police officer was killed while trying to arrest a suspect in West Mobile Sunday afternoon.

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste said Officer Sean Tuder was shot at the Peach Place Inn on Leroy Stevens Road around 3 p.m.

Chief Battiste said Tuder was with a group of officers attempting to arrest Marco Perez. Battiste said he did not know if Perez fired the shot that killed Officer Tuder, but Perez has been taken into custody.

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MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police are searching for a teenager accused of faking his own kidnapping to avoid being taken to jail.

Investigators said Marco Perez, 19, is wanted by MPD for filing a false police report and theft of property. Perez is also wanted by federal authorities for probation revocation.

His mother, Tiffany Perez, was arrested Thursday night after police said she helped Marco Perez fake the kidnapping in so he could evade police. She's charged with filing a false report.

Mobile Police said 20 officers wasted a total of 90 hours searching for Perez after he was reported kidnapped.

Anyone with information that can help police find Perez is asked to call 251-208-7211. Officers said anyone who helps Perez avoid arrest can be charged with aiding and abetting a criminal.

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