The man being sought in Wednesday's Plant City murder has been taken into custody by Polk County deputies.
According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, 21-year-old Master Brown, was spotted, along with two other men, near the Polk-Hillsborough County line. Brown was apprehended. Officials have not said who the other men were.
Hillsborough County deputies and Plant City police officers were searching for Brown, the man they say shot and killed a 22-year-old Plant City man Wednesday. According to authorities, two attempts to stop Brown's car early Thursday led to a car chase and crash near Midway Road and Charlie Taylor Road in northeast Plant City.
Brown is believed to be the man who shot and killed Ha’keem Alagawam Jackson Cook Wednesday afternoon outside the "The Lot," a convenience store in the Maryland Heights-area of the city.
Police said Cook died of severe upper body trauma in the store parking lot. According to officials, Brown ran from the scene after the shooting.
The investigation included interviewing several eyewitnesses and examining surveillance video. The search narrowed early Thursday, leading to the chase and crash.
Plant City police said Brown, of Lakeland, may have been trying to return to his Lakeland neighborhood.
Brown will be booked into the Polk County Jail and may make a first appearance in front of a judge later today. He will then be extradited back to Hillsborough County.