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UPDATE: Person of interest in 12-year-old Knoxville boy's death caught in Chattanooga

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UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that one of their Top 10 Most Wanted has been captured in Chattanooga. 

Marquez Billingsley, 18, was wanted by TBI as a person of interest in a gang shooting of Jajuan Latham, a 12-year-old that was shot to death as he sat in his father's vehicle. 

TBI says Billingsley was taken into custody by Agents with the TBI, U.S. Marshals and officers with the Chattanooga Police Department. The apprehension was made during a traffic stop at the intersection of Dodds Avenue and East 23rd Street. 

Billingsley was wanted by the Knoxville Police Department and the TBI for Aggravated Assault, Carjacking, Aggravated Robbery, and Possession of a Stolen Weapon.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation placed Marquez Billingsley its Top 10 Most Wanted list on Thursday night.

Billingsley, 18, is wanted for questioning in the April 16 gang-related shooting of Jajuan Latham. The 12-year-old was shot to death as he sat in his father's vehicle at Danny Mayfield Park.

Anyone with information on Billingsley's whereabouts is asked to call the TBI at 1(800)TBI-FIND, or (800)824-3463.

Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for his arrest.

KPD also has announced Thursday there are felony warrants for Billingsley's arrest.

The new warrants issued are for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and carjacking.

KPD said the charges stem from an incident at a home on Jefferson Avenue around 12:11 a.m. Saturday.

Knoxville police said Billingsley was one of two men who held two other men at gunpoint with a MAC-10 gun. KPD said Billingsley and the man threatened to kill the two men if they did not give them their money and car keys.

Knoxville police said the victims emptied their pockets, which contained one dollar, a cell phone and car keys to a 2004 Saturn.

Authorities said Billingsley and the other man took the items and fled the scene in the Saturn.

KPD said Billingsley should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911.

WBIR contributed to this story. 

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