Alabama murder suspect arrested near Canadian border

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A man wanted in a shooting murder in Alabama last year has been arrested in Minnesota, police said Wednesday.

Javontae Mitchell, 18, was captured last week near the Canadian border by federal marshals, Selma Police Department Lt. Ray Blanks said. He awaits extradition to Alabama, Blanks said.

Mitchell has been wanted in the murder of 26-year-old Taquon Fikes, Blanks said. The Selma Times-Journal reported that Fikes was found lying unresponsive in the backyard of a house a year ago.

Fikes was killed in a “random fight,” Blanks said.

Court records were not immediately available to show whether Mitchell had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.


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