Detroit murder suspect arrested 21 years later in Georgia

WOODBINE, Ga. -- A longtime Detroit fugitive accused of shooting two people, killing one, in 1993 was arrested recently in Camden County through a local and federal fugitive apprehension team.

Antonio Deshawn Daniels, 41, was living under the assumed name Martez Deshawn Barnes when he was found to be living near Savannah, Ga. He was tracked down within a month of Detroit Police Department asking investigators to find him, according to a news release from the U.S. Marshals.

Daniels is suspected of pulling a handgun and shooting multiple rounds at two of three men with whom he'd been arguing on Aug. 8, 1993, in Detroit. When confronted by investigators in Georgia, Daniels initially denied the allegations. But when shown fingerprint analysis, he admitted his true identity, according to the news release.

"No matter how long it takes, no matter how far you run, we will find you, and you will face justice," Robert M. Grubbs, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in the news release.

The U.S. Marshals-led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team and U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force worked together in the investigation. The Detroit team includes numerous agencies including metro-area city and county police as well as Michigan State Police and federal agencies.

Daniels is held in Georgia pending extradition to Detroit.

"This is a prime example of what is possible when federal, state and local agencies work together. We always stand ready to render as much aid and assistance to law enforcement from any jurisdiction," added Camden County Sheriff Jim Proctor.


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