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Murder suspect sought in morning raid surrenders to police

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Jackson murder suspect, sought in a morning raid conducted by a U. S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, has surrendered to Jackson Police. The attorney for thirty-three year old Lucious Perkins turned him into police late Tuesday afternoon.

Perkins is one of the suspects in the November 17th murder on Randall Street. In that crime, 51-year-old Tony Brown was found shot to death on his porch.

The task force was looking for Perkins Tuesday morning at 124 Archer Avenue, in south Jackson, when an agent was shot. The agents returned fire, striking the shooter, and both were taken to the hospital.

"One of my task force officers was grazed by one of the rounds and was transported to University Medical Center," said Rick Griffith with the U. S. Marshals Service. "The suspect was also injured and he was transported as well."

Officials say the bullet just grazed the stomach of the narcotics agent who was hospitalized and released before 10 a.m. The man who shot him, a 38 year old Arturo Rodriguez, was handcuffed to a stretcher and hospitalized, after the agent returned fire, grazing him in the head.

Three males were also detained, and questioned by immigration officials, about their citizenship status.

"The Marshals task force is established to assist state and local agencies in apprehending violent fugitives, murderers, rapists robbers, people of that nature," said Griffin. "This is something these guys do everyday. It's a danger they face everyday."

Neighbors we talked to say only one of the adults in the home spoke good English, and they suspect they were startled and confused when the agents stormed their house.

"The guy was scared. He didn't know what they were in the house for. "It was 6 a.m., said one neighbor. "They just busted up in the house and he was scared and he was defending himself and his family."

The Archer Avenue house was Perkins' last known address.

Neighbors say the home was vacant for a year and a half until the Hispanic family moved in.

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