Memphis, TN - Taurean McShan,
who allegedly severely injured an Atlanta, GA police officer, was
On 2-3-07 Atlanta Georgia Police Officer Levar
Sims was run over by a pickup truck allegedly driven by Taurean McShan.
The incident was captured on video. The suspect eluded authorities
Sunday has been on the run since. He was wanted for Aggravated Assault.
This afternoon the fugitive was tracked to 3000 block of Brompton by
investigators with the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task
Force. They were assisted by the Metro Gang Unit, which consists of the
Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s office.
Investigators arrived on scene and the fugitive fled on foot. He
then climbed on top of a rooftop to hide. He was spotted, surrounded and
taken into custody without further incident.
At the time of this
release he is at the Shelby County Detention Center awaiting
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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