Alleged Cop Killer Captured Near Tuscaloosa, Alabama
A man believed to be responsible for the Tuesday murder of a police officer in Selma, Alabama was captured near Tuscaloosa Wednesday morning.
Reginal King, a spokesperson for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, said the victim, Officer Marquis Moorer, was fatally shot outside of his apartment early Tuesday morning.
Investigators in Selma asked ALEA's State Bureau of Investigation to lead the effort to find Moorer's killer, and detectives worked through the night to follow up on tips, leads and interviews to develop a suspect.
The SBI now believes 18-year-old Javonte Stubbs is responsible for the murder and were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest.
U.S. Marshals and SBI Agents caught up with Stubbs near Tuscaloosa early Wednesday morning and were able to take him into custody, King said.
He has since been formally charged with Capital Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Capital Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling and Attempted Murder.
He will be held without bond, and if convicted of capital murder, Stubbs will either be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole or sentenced to death.
King said identifying and arresting Stubbs was a group effort and would have been impossible without assistance from the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the 4th Judicial Task Force, the 17th Judicial Task Force and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.