Memphis, TN - Tyrone Shepard was
arrested by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force, the
Multi-Agency Gang Unit and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team
for murder and a variety of other violent crimes yesterday afternoon.
On Christmas Eve 2018 Juan Garcia and Jose Juarez were in their
apartment in Memphis when a suspect believed to be Tyrone Shepard
attempted to rob them. Garcia was shot and killed. Jaurez was shot and
Task force investigators along with the Multi-Agency
Gang Unit detectives and the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team
went to the 1200 block of Chickamauga in an effort to locate the
fugitive. The fugitive was found hiding behind a wall. There was a
handgun found near his person.
Shepard was taken to the Shelby
County Jail without incident. He will face charges of Murder, Aggravated
Assault, Escape (from a juvenile detention center in April 2018),
Carjacking, Especially Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Robbery.
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
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