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U.S. Marshals Capture 15-Year-Old Wanted for First Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Teen

For Immediate Release

Memphis, TN – Today, U.S. Marshals captured a 15-year-old from Memphis who was wanted by the Memphis Police Department for First Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, and Aggravated Assault.

On July 15, 2023, around 3 p.m., Memphis police responded to a shooting call near the 3400 block of Wild Rye Lane in the Hickory Hill section of Memphis. A teenage victim with gunshot wounds was found near an apartment pool and pronounced deceased at Regional One Medical Center. Several other victims sustained gunshot wounds and were treated at Baptist East Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

The next day, Memphis police arrested a woman in connection to the shooting. Detectives continued to work the case and obtained an arrest warrant out of Shelby County Juvenile Court for a juvenile suspect involved in the shooting. The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) adopted the case and developed information on the juvenile’s whereabouts.

This morning, Deputy marshals and Task Force Officers went to a residence on Waterstone Oak Way in Memphis. The task force knocked and announced their presence at the door. The teen surrendered and was arrested without incident or injury. He was transported to a juvenile detention facility.

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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