Man Wanted For Murder In Flint Captured In Florida

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WWJ/AP) – Florida deputies have arrested a 27-year-old suspect in a shooting that left one man dead in Michigan.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Saturday at about 1:45 p.m. at a home in Clearwater, about 20 miles west of Tampa.

Authorities say Alex John Parker Jr. of Flint, Michigan, was wanted for shooting two men in Flint on Oct. 12. Parker allegedly shot the men in retaliation after one of them shot him several weeks before. Two warrants were issued for his arrest, one for homicide and the other for attempted homicide.

Investigators developed leads indicating that Parker could be staying at a residence in Clearwater where a vehicle bearing a Michigan license plate was visible in the front yard. Early Saturday morning, a SWAT team entered the home and found Parker hiding underneath a bed.

Parker will remain jailed in Florida pending his extradition back to Michigan.

Detectives say Parker has a long criminal history that includes felony arrests for cocaine possession, fleeing from police and assault/obstruct a police officer.

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