DETROIT (WWJ) – A fugitive profiled on America’s Most Wanted and suspected in the murder of a Wayne State University football player has been captured in Las Vegas.

The U.S. Marshals office says Anton Blevins, 21, was wanted by the Detroit Police Department for his alleged involvement in a May shooting that left Wayne State University cornerback Cortez Smith dead.

The U.S. Marshal led Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team gathered intelligence that Blevins fled to the Las Vegas area last month.  On Tuesday,  Blevins was located and arrested without incident.  Blevins was booked into the Clark County Detention Center pending his extradition to Michigan.

“We had tracked him from West Virginia to Florida to California to Las Vegas,” U.S. Deputy Marshal Kevin Pettit said.

Pettit said Blevins was wanted for providing the murder weapon to Quintin King, who was arrested in June.

Blevins also fired a shot at the scene of the fight which occurred outside a downtown nightclub, according to Pettit.

King was set to go on trial this week for murder and assault with intent to murder.


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