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Detroit's Most Wanted Captured: Maurice Stewart sought for gunning down a friend

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Oct 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-06 18:51:58-04

A man featured as a Detroit’s Most wanted, accused of gunning down his friend in cold blood in an incident that was caught on camera is now in police custody.

Maurice Stewart was tracked down in Cincinnati following a viewer tip and is being held in the Butler County Jail.

Every week we tell you about fears of what Detroit’s Most Wanted fugitives may do if they’re not caught.

The Marshals say this is a perfect example, they’ve been hunting for Stewart for years but for one family, it wass already too late.

“Maurice stalks him out, he looks for him, drives around ,looks for him finds him come out, shoots him in cold blood on a busy street,” Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said. “The victim probably didn’t see it coming at all, 15-20 minutes earlier they’re hanging out at a club.”

It was the early hours of July 5th when a group of friends left this club on 8 Mile.

“There may have been an argument in a parking lot, might have been some words exchanged between the victim and Maurice Stewart, ultimately around 15 minutes later you see the victim walking down the street,” Garcia said.

Police say the shooting video identified Maurice Stewart as the killer, a man who is no stranger to law enforcement.

“Stewart is not only a killer, he’s a smart killer because we’ve been looking for this guy, we were looking for this guy before this homicide,” Garcia said.

Stewart has a long rap sheet including drugs, guns and violence.

“Stewart is also wanted by the FBI out of the Northern District of Ohio on federal charges,” Garcia said.

Maurice Stewart is 40-years-old, he’s 5’10” 200 lbs.