As police closed in to arrest the suspect in the murder of a drum major, the perp tried to flee out the window — of a 5th-story apartment.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, 29-year-old Marcus Walton was taken into custody on Aug. 10 and charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Charlie Cook Debnam in North Carolina on July 31.
The victim was a Raleigh, North Carolina Helping Hand Mission volunteer who was reportedly crossing a street to buy a Gatorade when he was caught in the crossfire between two cars shooting at each other, according to WRAL.
Debnam was also a drum major known for his performances in the Raleigh Christmas parade.
Debnam was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, Raleigh police reported.
Officers identified Walton as a suspect in the murder, but it wasn't until the next week police had an idea of his location. Massachusetts State Police announced that they received a report on Aug. 6 that Walton was hiding out in a Revere, Massachusetts.
According to the authorities, Walton tried to jump out the 5th-floor apartment window after police converged on the apartment building.
Walton was ultimately convinced to climb back inside and surrender himself to the authorities, according to police.
According to Raleigh police, Walton has since been booked into the State Police-Revere Barracks in Massachusetts until authorities can extradite him to North Carolina to face murder charges.