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U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies Capture First Degree Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Memphis, TN – U.S. Marshals, Memphis Police Department (MPD) and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) announce the capture of Deangelo Valentine, 21, of Memphis, who was wanted for a deadly shooting at an apartment complex in November of last year.

On November 24, 2023, Memphis police responded to a shooting call at the 3900 block of Willow Cove at Willow Apartments. Officers arrived and found the victim, Brandon Houston, with a gunshot wound. Houston was transported to a hospital in critical condition and later died. MPD Detectives later developed Valentine as a suspect and a warrant for First Degree Murder was issued.

On February 6, 2024, the case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force in Memphis. Additional warrants were issued in Shelby County for Valentine for Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, Reckless Endangerment, and multiple firearm and theft related offenses.

Last night, U.S. Marshals along with the MPD and SCSO Fugitive teams went to a Hillbrook Road address in South Memphis to locate Valentine. Investigators surrounded the house, and Valentine tried to flee out the rear of the house. He ran back inside, and law enforcement forced entry. Investigators gave warnings at the door and called for Valentine to come out. He surrendered without incident and was transported to the Shelby County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF) 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, Fayette, and Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Memphis and 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.

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