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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fugitive Shooter Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

Memphis, TN - Dyterious Owens was arrested today for an alleged shooting incident that injured several people.

On July 26, 2015, several people were shot on the 100 block of Charter Street in Memphis, including an eighty-one year-old woman and a three week old baby. Owens was charged with two counts of Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder and fourteen counts of Aggravated Assault.

The suspect fled the Memphis area but investigators with the U.S. Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force were able to track the suspect to the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force were able to assist with locating the fugitive.

Owens was tracked to the 2000 block of Roosevelt Street in Indianapolis, where he was found hiding in an attic. However he came down from the attic peacefully and was arrested without further incident.

At the time of this report Owens remains in Indianapolis awaiting extradition.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF 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, Madison 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.

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