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Murder suspect from Arizona recaptured after escaping custody in Atlanta area Thursday

J’Ssan Carlos Strove
Jassan Dejon Strover
Posted at 8:28 AM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 01:30:36-04

ATLANTA — Officials have located a murder suspect from Arizona who escaped custody in the Atlanta area Thursday morning according to Matt Johnson with Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV.

According to Fulton County Sheriff's Office, 20-year-old Jssan Carlos Strover escaped from Arizona deputies who were transporting him in the area. He was reportedly located Thursday night near where he escaped.

Officials say he escaped from Maricopa County deputies near the rental car area of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Clayton County Sheriff's Office says "every resource available" was sent to assist in locating Strover.

Strover is wanted in connection with a murder in Phoenix that took place near 16th Street and Southern Avenue earlier this month. Phoenix police say 32-year-old Walter Wood was killed in the shooting and a 34-year-old man suffered serious injuries.

Fulton County says his charges are first-degree murder, attempt to commit first-degree murder, and aggravated assault.