Martin Fitzgerald is badly wanted. Police say Fitzgerald has been a busy guy lately. There is a warrant out for him on a Savings and Loan robbery on June 12. And he is believed to have dressed as a woman in the robbery of a Walgreen’s on July 29.
But those are not the only reason’s he is wanted.
On Saturday about 1:10 am, a woman jumped out of a window of an apartment. I have seen her age listed variously as 19 and 24. She was on fire. Inside the burned apartment, firefighters found the body of Deshon Tucker, 40. Ms. Tucker had been the girlfriend of Martin Fitzgerald.
Police have said that Fitzgerald allegedly walked into the apartment on Sat. and poured gasoline on Ms. Tucker and lit it. The neice caught on fire and jumped from a window. He allegedly bolted the door as he left. Ms. Tucker died, her niece was burned over 70% of her body.
Martin Fitzgerald is at large. Police have described him as a black male, age 43, 5’5″ and 160 lbs. Police say he has been known to disguise himself as a woman
“Pearls and all”
He is reported as driving a 1996 dark blue Chevy Corsica 4 door with license plate 650-LUC. And of course he is considered dangerous.
I haven’t found a picture of Fitzgerald. But you could see his vehicle driving on the street or parked nearby. He could be the man (or woman) standing next to you in line at the gas station. Keep an eye out for him will you?
Fitzgerald is still on the loose. Police have found the car he had been driving, but have not located him. They do have a trail however. Fitzgerald is believed to have robbed a bank on Sun. He was dressed as a man this time, but was believed to have been driven by a man (or a woman in long braids.) They fled the robbery in an older model blue car.
The niece’s condition has been upgraded to serious condition, but she is considered stable.
Thanks to D.P. we have an update. Martin Fitzgerald is now in custody and has been arrested in the homicide of Deshon Tucker and several robberies. According to one article, Fitzgerald called Ms. Tucker’s daughter on Sun. and said he did not kill her mother. Police arrested him on Monday. They had been working on several leads, but declined to say what led to finding his location.