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West Adams Shootout Suspect Apprehended A Day After Being Added To 'Most Wanted' List
A quadruple murder suspect wanted in connection to a West Adams gunfight was apprehended Friday, a day after being added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.
Marlon Jones, 42, was allegedly involved in a gang shootout where four people were killed and ten were wounded during the early hours of October 15, 2016. The gunfight broke out during a birthday party at a private home in West Adams that had been illegally converted into a Jamaican restaurant.
Jones, a Jamaican national, is believed to be a member of an East Coast Jamaican criminal group and was potentially in the United States to settle a disagreement with a rival gang, according to an FBI press release. He was considered to be "armed and extremely dangerous" at the time of his arrest. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told City News Service that Jones was apprehended following a tip generated from his spot on the Most Wanted list.
Jones was taken into custody Friday evening by an FBI/Los Angeles Police Department Task Force following a car chase on the 110 freeway. ABC 7 reports that Jones briefly fled on foot after officers stopped his vehicle near the Adams Boulevard exit. He was possibly injured while jumping off the freeway onto 33rd Street during the chase, and was seen being put into an ambulance at the time of his arrest.
Jones is expected to appear in court on Monday, according to City News Service.