Terry Strickland, the man responsible for the Milwaukee massacre on the 17th of July, was recently captured by the FBI just outside of El Paso, near the Mexican border. Officially, Terry Strickland was the 512th fugitive to appear in the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. The authorities managed to apprehend Strickland after they’ve received an anonymous tip from a person who told them that Strickland was sighted in El Paso.
Terry Strickland, the murderer who was recently at the top of FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, was captured in the city of El Paso by several field agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The agents who took the man into custody said that the Bureau received a tip from a citizen, whose identity will not be disclosed for safety reasons.
The citizen told the investigators that a man fitting Strickland’s description has been seeing around town. The law enforcement officers quickly moved in to apprehend the fugitive. As for the citizen, FBI officials declared that he had received the $100,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture.
The manhunt for Terry Strickland began on the 17th of July 2016. According to the investigators, a fight involving at least seven or eight people started outside Strickland’s residence in Milwaukee. The murder was inside the house with daughter at that time.
After some time, Strickland came out to deal with the people, but no one knew his true intentions. On the 17th of July, Terry Strickland opened fire on the group, critically injuring two persons – Michael Reed and Maurice Brown Jr.
According to police documents, after Strickland shot the first person, he went up to him, and while he was still on the ground, he discharged several shots into the man’s head. Seeing that he was dead, Terry Strickland turned and shot the second man in the head.
Strickland was apprehended and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on the 28th of July. However, on the 7th of October, Strickland managed to escape custody. After Strickland’s escape, the FBI aided by several state agencies began a nationwide manhunt.
To quicken the process of capturing the suspect, the FBI put Strickland on the Ten Most Wanted list and posted a $100,000 reward for any information that may lead to his capture.
Now, Terry Strickland is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
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