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L.A. shooting fugitive arrested by U.S. Marshals in Bakersfield

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 20:11:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A Los Angeles fugitive wanted for attempted murder was captured in Bakersfield this week, after two months on the run, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Deon Biddle, 41, was arrested Wednesday near the Valley Plaza Mall.

The Marshals say back on May 17, Los Angeles Police Department offciers were called to the corner of Mona and Santa Ana Boulevard for reports of multiple gunshots in the area.

The victims called the LAPD and said Biddle and his girlfriend had followed them in a vehicle, pulled up next to the victims and opened fire. The victims told investigators the shooters then left the scene.

Biddle's girlfriend, who was not identified by the Marshals Service, was later arrested.

LAPD eventually developed a lead that Biddle had left the city and was possibly living in Bakersfield. Members of the Marshals Service later learned that not only was Biddle living in Bakersfield, but working for a construction company and working on a remodel project in the city.

Marshals spotted Biddle in a vehicle near the mall on July 17 and arrested him. He has been transported to Los Angeles to face charges.