Family Dollar Store murder suspect in court - FOX 13 News

Family Dollar Store murder suspect in court

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

He spent nearly a week on the run, but now Demetrius Parks is in jail on no bond.

Parks made his first appearance before a judge Sunday. She read off the long list of charges he's facing in the murder of Family Dollar Store manager Horsley Shorter Jr.

Police say Parks shot and killed him last Sunday during a robbery of the store.

After the murder, investigators tell us Parks fled to Atlanta. This weekend, they got a tip he was on a bus from Atlanta to Orlando and were waiting for him when he arrived.

As police got on the bus he escaped out an emergency exit, but was captured and brought back to Tampa.

Park's picture was all over electronic billboards across the bay area as the manhunt for him intensified. Investigators haven't said if those billboards played a role in his capture.

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