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For Immediate Release

January 18, 2018 Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Tennessee (901) 573-8177;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Nashville Murder Suspect Apprehended in Memphis
Memphis, TN - Accused murderer Mardeus Phillips, wanted for the Dec. 21 fatal shooting of Louis Lisi outside the North Nashville Z-Mart, was apprehended Jan. 18 in Memphis by the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, a Shelby County K-9 unit and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team.

Phillips, 25, and his co-defendant Jamil Holloway, 23, who was arrested on Dec. 29, are accused of opening fire on Lisi in the parking lot of the store. Lisi, 56, died at a local hospital. Another man suffered a noncritical gunshot wound.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) is a multiagency 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, BATF, 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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