Murder suspect who appeared on 'America's Most Wanted' caught in Mesa

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

MESA – A man wanted for murder who was featured on the television show America’s Most Wanted was apprehended in Mesa after a tip from a show viewer.

On November 3, 2007 Tucson police responded to an emergency call reporting gunshots in the 4000 block of east Speedway Boulevard. When officers arrived, they saw three men inside a vehicle, two of whom had been shot.

One occupant was seriously injured, transported to the hospital for surgery and survived the shooting while a second occupant died at the scene. The third man was not injured.

The suspect was later identified as 24-year-old Jurel Dionne Roberson.

Police in Tucson say the suspect had been involved in a verbal altercation with one of the men in the other car while at Club Envy.

The victims left the club and the suspect allegedly pulled up next to them in his vehicle and fired numerous rounds into their car.

Roberson fled the scene and remained a fugitive considered armed and dangerous until his capture on Wednesday.

He was booked into the Pima County Detention Center and faces one count of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of drive-by shooting and one count of prohibited possessor.