TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year suspect in an Arizona homicide who’s been the target of a manhunt for nearly nine months has been arrested in Charles City, where he’s been jailed and his bond set at $1 million while awaiting extradition back to Tucson.
Federal marshals tracked Trevontea Howard-Brown to a Charles City home where he briefly barricaded himself inside before he was taken into custody on Friday.
Police say he was wanted on a first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder warrant out of southern Arizona’s Pima County in the April 22 fatal shooting on the edge of the University of Arizona campus.
Police identified Howard-Brown as a suspect and issued the warrant for his arrest about a week after 24-year-old Harrison Weber was fatally shot and a second gunshot victim seriously injured.
Howard-Brown was being held as a fugitive in the Floyd County Jail in Charles City on $1 million bond. The Immaculate Conception school was briefly placed on a lockdown Friday near the home where the U.S. Marshals and Charles City police arrested him.