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Murder suspect caught in Texas


News Staff Writer

An Atmore man, sought since November 27 in the shooting death of a local teen, has been captured in Austin, Texas and is awaiting extradition to Escambia County.
Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said Monday, January 18, that Rodarious Tyrik Dailey, 22, was taken into custody January 14 in the Lone Star State’s capital city. Brooks did not say which agency was responsible for the arrest, but U.S. Marshals across the South had reportedly been on the lookout for the fugitive murder suspect.
Dailey had been on the lam since shortly after the shooting, which happened the day after Thanksgiving, at a Harris Street address.
Police reports show that patrol officers were sent around 4:30 p.m. to the location after emergency dispatchers received a report of the shooting. Officers discovered the teen sitting alone in the back of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Police officers and Atmore Fire Department medics performed CPR on the victim, whose name still has not been released by police. An ambulance crew eventually arrived, and AFD medics continued CPR in the ambulance on the way to Atmore Community Hospital, where he later died.
Witnesses told police the victim was sitting in the vehicle’s back seat when Dailey walked up and shot him.
Brooks said he’s not sure when Dailey will be returned to local custody.
“We’re waiting on him to sign a waiver of extradition in Texas,” the police chief said. “Then Escambia County will arrange transport back to Alabama.”