Murder suspect arrested in former Tiger basketball star's truck - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Murder suspect arrested in former Tiger basketball star's truck

Gary Bohannon was arrested outside Pacers player Shawne Williams' home Wednesday evening. Gary Bohannon was arrested outside Pacers player Shawne Williams' home Wednesday evening.

Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams will miss at least one game after a Tennessee man who had just left Williams' home was arrested on a murder charge.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Gary Bohannon of Memphis on a Tennessee warrant for murder Wednesday night, after he allegedly left Williams' home in a truck registered to Williams.

U.S. Marshal David Jolley said an undercover informant told investigators where they could find Bohannon.

"The informant indicated we would find Bohannon in Indianapolis at the residence of Shawne Williams," Jolley said.

While Williams was playing on the court Wednesday night, officers began surveillance at his home.  They closed in when they saw the NBA star's cousin, Darrell Smith, leave the home with their suspect.

"A short time later he was stopped and I-D'ed and arrested for the out of state warrant for homicide," Jolley said.

Memphis Police say Bohannan shot Ronald Moore inside All Star Auto Repair on Lamar Avenue after an argument last October.  About a month before the murder, Indiana Police arrested both Bohannon and Williams after finding marijuana and a stolen handgun in Williams' SUV.

Indiana Police say Williams was not involved in the murder.

"Bohannan will be extradited back to Tennessee to face the murder charges here in Memphis," Jolley said.

Williams attorney John Tompkins said his client didn't know Bohannon was at his home and did not invite him there. Tompkins said Williams was cooperating with investigators.

Williams did not practice with the team on Thursday and will not travel with the Pacers to their game at Toronto on Friday. Team CEO Donnie Walsh said Williams was not suspended but needed time to sort out what happened.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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