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Second suspect in Susan McDonald's murder has 18-year criminal history

Andre Bowen, 36, is charged with first-degree murder. (Source: Shelby County Jail) Andre Bowen, 36, is charged with first-degree murder. (Source: Shelby County Jail)
Susan McDonald (Source: WMC Action News 5) Susan McDonald (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The second person charged in the shooting death of Susan McDonald has a criminal rap sheet dating back to 1997.

Andre Bowen, 36, is charged with first-degree murder, in addition to Anthony Olivo, who was previously charged.

McDonald was shot and killed on August 1 outside of a friend's home in the 8400 block of Bazemore Road in Cordova.

In 2005, Bowen was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for a shooting. He was sentenced in 2008 and while in jail awaiting that sentencing, he was charged with simple assault for fighting with an inmate. 

In January 2010, Bowen was paroled to a federal detainer, and was released from the federal detainer in May 2012. At the time, he reported for initial parole intake. He was referred to Career Center for Job Placement based on an assessment. According to Tennessee Department of Corrections, he reported to a probation officer from May 2012 until April 2013 with no supervision issues.

Bowen was arrested in May 2013 in Hernando, Mississippi, on shoplifting charges and for leaving the state without permission.

From June 2014 to November 2014, Bowen was incarcerated on a federal detainer. After his release from federal custody, he was transferred back under TDOC supervision. 

TDOC says Bowen was on medium supervision at the time of his arrest this month and had been compliant.

In addition to the first-degree murder charge, he is also charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property, drug charges, and reckless driving. These charges date back to 1997.

Anthony Olivo, 36, is also charged with killing McDonald. He is currently being held without bond.

After charging Olivo, police learned that a second man may have been involved in the murder. On Monday, they identified that man as Bowen.

Police said Bowen admitted that he and another person were committing a theft when McDonald was killed.

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