Murder Suspect “On The Run” For Seven Years Captured in Texas

(Memphis) A man on the run for seven years for a murder in South Memphis was arrested in Texas.

Keith Lidarrell Brown was booked Wednesday night in the Shelby County Jail and charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Marquez Thomas back on June 27, 2006 on South Wellington.

Witnesses told police they saw Brown walk up to Thomas, shake his hand and then shoot him four times.

Thomas later died at the hospital.

US Marshals said a tip from the public led The US Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force to an address in Dalllas, Texas where they found Brown and took him into custody.

Marshals said Brown did not put up a fight.

“He said something to the effect that he knew his time was up. So, when you are on the run it can wear on a man’s mind,” said Deputy US Marshal Seth Bruce.

Police have not said what led up to the shooting seven years ago.

Brown is being held without bond and will make his first court appearance Friday.

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