A man labeled “Public Enemy #1” by the Baltimore Police Department, has been captured in another state after spending two months on the run.
According to BPD, Cortez Wall, 18, was taken into custody Monday evening in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Wall has been Baltimore’s Public Enemy #1 since May 6 when he became a suspect in the murder of 28 year-old Channon Simpkins. At approximately 2:39 p.m, Simpkins was gunned down in the area of Whiteridge Avenue and Barclay Street in East Baltimore. With key evidence and witness testimony, detectives were able to identify Wall as the murder suspect.
Just after 4:00 p.m. agents with the United States Marshal’s Office Fugitive Task Force, SWAT team members, K-9 officers and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office surrounded a home in the 600 block of West 68th Street in Shreveport in search of Wall.
Wall was taken into custody by Louisiana authorities with the help of a trained police K-9, after he attempted to flee from police.
According to a press release from the Shreveport Police Department, Wall was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries he sustained while resisting arrest. He was then transferred and booked into the Caddo Correctional Center.
Authorities believe Wall has been hiding out in the Shreveport area for months.
There is no word on when Louisiana authorities will extradite Wall back into the custody of the Baltimore Police.