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For Immediate Release

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

Florida Vehicular Homicide Suspect Captured by U.S. Marshals in Memphis

Memphis, TN – Malik Christopher, 26, of Florida, who was wanted by the Miramar (Florida) Police Department for Vehicular Homicide was captured by U.S. Marshals in Memphis yesterday. Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today.

On May 16, 2022, it is alleged that Malik Christopher was operating his vehicle while driving under the influence, with a suspended license, and in a vehicle that was not registered nor insured. The incident resulted in a car crash that led to the death of one victim and damage to city property.

On October 20, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Christopher in Broward County, Florida, for Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter, DUI Property Damage, and five other violations. The warrant was adopted by the Florida Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) Fort Lauderdale Office.

On October 25, the FCRFTF developed information that Christopher was hiding out in the Memphis area. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Memphis was requested to locate and apprehend Christopher.

Yesterday, the TRVFTF developed information that Christopher was staying at a motel off Sycamore View Road. Task Force Officers located Christopher at the motel and arrested him without incident. Christopher is awaiting extradition to Florida.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force within Western Tennessee. 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 https://www.usmarshals.gov.

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