Baltimore's 'Public enemy No. 1' captured in Alabama

The man dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by Baltimore City police was captured this morning in Birmingham, Ala., the U.S. Marshals confirmed.

Darryl Anderson, 25, was wanted in connection for multiple homicides and shooting in the Baltimore area. The latest homicide occurred in Baltimore City on June 27 where Anderson allegedly opened fire on a Northeast Baltimore Porch injuring two women and killing 20-year-old Gennie Shird.

Anderson was considered armed and dangerous by city police and has been a primary target of local law enforcement as violent crime had spiked in the city since June 23.

"This is a perfect example of the professionalism and dedication of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Baltimore County Police," U.S. Marshal Johnny Hughes, District of Maryland said in a statement. "Anderson never stood a chance against the cooperative efforts of these superb law enforcement entities."

According to the U.S. Marshals' news release, the U.S. Marshals' Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, comprised of the US Marshals, Baltimore City Police, Baltimore City Sheriff's Office, Howard County police, and the Maryland State Police, and Baltimore County police tracked Anderson to Alabama.

The task force then sent the lead to their counterparts in the area. The U.S. Marshals' Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task force took immediate action to locate and apprehend Anderson. They surrounded the location where Anderson was hiding and waited for him to poke his head out. Once positively identified, the arrest team swept in and arrested him. Anderson is in custody with Birmingham authorities and awaiting extradition back to Baltimore.

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