Florida fugitive wanted for attemped murder captured in North Carolina

- A man wanted for two counts of attempted first-degree murder in Florida was taken into custody this week in North Carolina. 

According to the Statesville Police Department, on Friday, September 30, they were contacted by investigators with St. Petersburg Police in Florida in regards to a homicide suspect wanted in Florida that was possibly in Statesville. 

St. Petersburg Police said they had warrants on a Marcus Donte Frazier Jr.,19, for the attempted murder [shootings] of two men that took place on August 24, 2016 in St. Petersburg. Information was provided that led Investigators to believe that Frazier was staying with a relative in an apartment at Myrtle Place Apartments in Statesville.

Further investigation by Statesville investigators confirmed that Frazier was in fact at the apartment in the 200 block of Jonathan Lane.

A search warrant was obtained for the apartment, and the Statesville Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) was called in to serve the warrant and arrest Frazier.

Just after 12:30 p.m. Friday, the SRT unit and assisting officers arrived at the apartment complex. A safety perimeter was set up and officers began an attempt to evacuate neighboring apartments. During that time, the suspect, Frazier opened the door to the apartment.  

Frazier was given verbal commands to come out of the apartment, which he did. Frazier was then safely taken into custody without incident.

Frazier was then taken before a Magistrate where a fugitive warrant was served. Frazier was held at the Iredell County Detention Center on a $5 million bond, pending extradition back to Florida.

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