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For Immediate Release

September 20, 2016

CDUSM Chris Atwater,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8702

SDUSM Michael Potter,
Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 554-8545

Fleeing Murder Suspect Tracked Down by U.S. Marshals in Granville, North Carolina
Durham, NC – On September 19, 2016, at approximately 6:00 pm, Larico Dunn, 24, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the Durham Police Department. On September 19, 2016, an arrest warrant was issued for Dunn by the Durham Police Department for the charge of murder.

On the morning of September 18, 2016, Durham Police Department received a 911 call in reference to shooting in the 900 block of Wadesboro Avenue. The victim, Erika Desiree Downey, 25, appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The second woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

The JFTF spent countless hours on surveillance and interviews in an attempt to locate Dunn. Their efforts paid off when they received information that Dunn was traveling on interstate 85 north bound in an attempt to avoid prosecution. Additional information revealed that Dunn was seen as a passenger in a red Dodge Caliber. Investigators confirmed that information and located the vehicle at exit 202 in Granville. The JFTF along with officers of the Durham Police Department conducted a traffic stop and converged on the vehicle taking him into custody without incident. Dunn was transported to the Durham County Jail where he was given no bond on the alleged charge.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s first federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,300 federal fugitives, 66,300 state and local fugitives and 11,700 sex offenders in 2015. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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