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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Alleged murder suspect and a Mid-South Most Wanted fugitive Christopher Brown, who had a warrant in Memphis for first degree murder, was arrested Wednesday in Victorville Calif., the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said.

He was arrested without incident by a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in an Bernardino County, some 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

A warrant for his arrest was issued June 24 by Memphis Police. POlice said Brown is accused of fatally shooting and killing Albert Fips and wounding  Carolyn Pratcher, who survived the attack.

Memphis Police said Mr. Fips and Pratcher were found shot at around 11 p.m. on June 22 in their car on Hanley Street in the Orange Mound district of Memphis.

Brown was featured in November on FOX13 News as one of the Mid-South's most wanted fugitives.

Since the warrant was issued Brown has been on the run, and in early November the case was adopted by agents of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Task Force. Marshals said the task force received information that Brown has fled to Victorville.

Brown is awaiting extradition back to Memphis from San Bernardino County.

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