The Fresno Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man that allegedly escaped from police custody after being arrested for murder, according to YourCentralValley.
Police arrested Ibn Lugman Haqq, 21, Friday evening for the murder of Delon Agee, 41, as reported by YourCentralValley. It has been noted that Agee was shot multiple times at a Fresno, California, apartment complex and later died at a nearby hospital. Police say that the victim had no gang affiliations and was unarmed at the time of the shooting.
The Fresno Bee reported that an African American man wearing a black mask, red shirt, and blue basketball shorts was seen scaling a wall behind the apartment shortly after the shooting.
Haqq—who was wearing one handcuff at the police station—was being questioned at Fresno Police Headquarters about Agee’s murder when he became involved in a physical altercation with homicide detectives and managed to escape custody. The two detectives suffered minor scrapes and bruises in the fight, according to investigators.
Despite a “lengthy and extensive” search, authorities have been unable to locate Haqq. Crime Stoppers is currently offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Sgt. Andre Benson told The Fresno Bee that Haqq will also face assault charges for the tussle he had with detectives.
Fresno police also caution that the suspect should be considered “armed and dangerous.”
Alarmingly, this isn’t the first time the murder suspect has evaded police. Haqq allegedly led Fresno police on a high-speed chase in June 2015. KMPH reported that Haqq was believed to have been in possession of a stolen car and fled from officers. Police say he threw two guns out of the window during the pursuit. Haqq has also been identified as a gang member.
Anyone with information regarding Haqq’s whereabouts can contact Fresno Police Department homicide investigators Bartlett Ledbetter at 559-621-2446 or Miguel Alvarez at 559-621-2445.
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