EL PASO, Texas – One of the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives has been captured. They announced Sunday that Terry Strickland, 24, was taken into custody by the FBI and El Paso Police Department.
Police began hunting for Strickland after a double homicide in Milwaukee last July.
Investigators said on July 17th, a fight between a group of seven or eight men ended when Strickland started shooting near 26th and Hopkins on Milwaukee’s north side, reported FOX6.
Maurice Brown Jr. and Michael Reed were shot and killed during the altercation.
Strickland was charged with two counts of first degree intentional homicide. According to the FBI, an arrest warrant was issued for him July 28th.
On October 7th, he was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and a federal arrest warrant was issued.
Authorities received a tip that Strickland was temporarily residing in El Paso, Texas.
On Sunday morning just after 5:00 a.m., the FBI and El Paso police executed what must have been a high risk traffic stop, and Strickland was taken into custody without incident.
“We got a tip from our public call line, our public access line stating that ‘hey, I think I recognize this person.’ A total of 18 law enforcement personnel from FBI and El Paso PD were involved in this overnight surveillance and arrest operation,” Doug Lindquist with the FBI El Paso Division said.
Strickland was the 512th person to be placed on the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, according to officials, and the 480th to be captured, the fourth by El Paso FBI.
FOX6 News spoke with Maurice Brown Jr.’s wife, who said she had been praying for an arrest and justice for her new husband. They were married just months before his murder.
The tip that helped lead to Strickland’s arrest could bring a $100,000 reward for the caller.
(Photo source FBI Milwaukee)