Indiana gang member wanted in shooting arrested in Phoenix

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The U.S. Marshals Service says an Indiana gang member wanted in connection with a brutal shooting has been apprehended in Phoenix.

Authorities arrested 30-year-old Derrich Love near 55th Avenue and McDowell Road Friday evening.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Derrich Love and his brother, Ruben Love, on Dec. 11 went to a home in Gary, Ind. where they had previously made a drug-related purchase and shot a man multiple times in the head. They also allegedly stole money and other belongings from the man before fleeing the scene.

The man was severely injured but survived, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

The Love brothers are reportedly documented members of a street gang.

A warrant was issued for their arrests, and Ruben Love was apprehended about two weeks ago in Gary, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Law enforcement personnel with the Arizona Wanted Violent Offender Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals Service, located Derrich Love after their investigation led them to Arizona.

"Mr. Love's efforts to obtain refuge outside of Indiana came to end due to law enforcement cooperation and a national structure of fugitive hunters led and supported by the U.S. Marshals Service," said U.S. Marshal David Gonzales. "Violent gang members do not limit themselves to city or state boundaries. Cooperation through federal task forces allows law enforcement to combat this threat."