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For Immediate Release

November 04, 2016 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Westefrn District of Tennessee (901) 573-8177
Atlanta Area Murder Suspect Cannot Hide From Marshals Task Force
Memphis, TN - Marlin Rooks fled to Memphis, TN in order to evade a First Degree Murder, but he couldn’t escape the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force.

It is alleged that on September 10th, in Clarkston, Georgia, Rooks shot Kiana Kirk in the face with a handgun, killing her. On September 14th, a warrant was issued for his arrest by Dekalb County (Georgia) Police.

Earlier this morning investigators with the Task Force were able to develop information that the fugitive was in a house located in the 1200 block of Stage road. The Task Force, along with the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team and members of the Memphis Police Department, surrounded the residence. The fugitive came out of the house and was taken into custody without incident.

At the time of this report Rooks is at the Shelby County Jail awaiting extradition.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis Police Officers, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

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