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September 29, 2021 U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Second Degree Murder Suspect from Shelby County Captured by U.S. Marshals in Michigan

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller announces the capture of Rodney Berry Jr., in Michigan, for Second Degree Murder, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun, and Possessing a Firearm during commission of a felony out of Shelby County.

On September 16, 2021, Memphis police officers responded to a shooting at North Trezevant Street. A male was located on the front porch with a gunshot wound to the upper thigh.

Berry allegedly shot the victim, Kevin Randolph, in the leg while he was on the front porch. Berry then fled the scene. Randolph was transported to Regional One Medical Center by the Memphis Fire Department, and he was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Warrants were issued for Rodney Berry out of Shelby County for Second Degree Murder, Convicted Felon in Possession of a Handgun, and Possessing a Firearm during commission of a felony out of Shelby County.

On September 17, 2021, The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Memphis adopted the case out of Shelby County. The TRVFTF developed information that Berry was in Michigan.

Working in conjunction with U.S. Marshals in Detroit, Michigan, Berry was located and taken into custody without incident. Berry is awaiting extradition to Shelby County.

U.S. Marshal Tyreese Miller stated, “The Marshals Service will continue to work with our state and local partners to locate and apprehend violent fugitives on the run.”

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. The Western Tennessee Division of the TRVFTF 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, Fayette 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.    

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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