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For Immediate Release

August 29, 2018

Seth Bruce, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Memphis, Tennessee (901) 573-8177;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Attempted Murder Suspect on the Run for Over a Year Arrested by USMS Task Force

Memphis, TN – A 2nd Degree Attempted Murder suspect’s flight from justice was ended by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force today.

On May 23, 2017 Losona Shaw allegedly shot Joseph Carter in the chest. He was treated at Regional One Medical Center in Memphis. Shaw was charged with 2nd Degree Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Employing A Firearm While Attempting To Commit A Felony.

Shaw remained a fugitive for over a year. Investigators with the Task Force was able to pinpoint her location to the 500 block of Blawkhawk. Entry was forced and the fugitive was found hiding in a shower.

She was taken into custody and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force 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, 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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