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TROY, AL (WSFA) -

Troy Police are confirming that the suspect in a weekend homicide was taken into custody several thousand miles away Monday evening.

Suroy Manquel Wheeler was taken into custody in Oxnard, CA by Oxnard Police around 5pm Central. 

Chief Jimmy Ennis said he received information from Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas that Wheeler was possibly in California. He advised that Wheeler was supposed to be at the Norwalk bus terminal in Los Angeles. He was trying to get to Oxnard, CA . 

Troy Police Detectives coordinated efforts with the US Marshals Service and the Oxnard Police Department.

Shortly after the bus from Los Angeles arrived in Oxnard, Wheeler was arrested by the Oxnard PD.

Wheeler is accused of the Saturday murder of 29-year-old Melissa Shipman at Troy Villa Apartments on Henderson Street in Troy. 

Chief Ennis said extradition proceedings will now begin to return Wheeler to Troy to stand trial for the murder of Shipman.  

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