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For Immediate Release

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

Memphis Murder Suspect Captured by U.S. Marshals In Missouri

Memphis, TN – Kevin Wayne Fennell, 34, of Memphis, who was wanted by the Memphis Police Department for First Degree Murder was captured by U.S. Marshals in Missouri yesterday. Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today.

On November 15, 2022, Memphis police responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of Springbrook Avenue. Memphis Fire Department paramedics pronounced one man deceased at the scene due to sustained gunshot wounds. An arrest warrant was issued out of Shelby County for Kevin Fennell the next day.

On November 16, fugitive detectives with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) in Memphis to locate and apprehend Fennell.

The TRVFTF developed information that Fennell was around Columbia, Missouri, and requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals in the Western District of Missouri, Springfield office. The Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force, Springfield office, began to search for Fennell.

Yesterday, the Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force along with the Columbia Police Department located Fennell and surrounded a residence in the city. The Columbia Police SWAT team was activated and arrived on-scene with an armored vehicle. Fennell was called out of the residence through the armored vehicle’s loudspeaker, and he surrendered without incident. Fennell is awaiting extradition back to Shelby County.

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 Correction 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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