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Detroit's Most Wanted captured: Allen Parker accused of attempted murder in Detroit, crime spree in Georgia

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 18:38:34-05

(WXYZ) — A Detroit man wanted for attempted murder and tracked to Georgia, where he's believed to have continued his crime spree, is in police custody.

Allen Parker was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia, based on a viewer tip. He was carrying a gun at the time.

Parker has been taken to the Fulton County Jail, where he will be booked on Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

The U.S. Marshals say Parker shot a woman in the stomach in November in Detroit, but the hunt for Parker led investigators to Georgia, where he has been tied to more crimes, including two armed bank robberies. Police say he is currently facing 29 charges in Detroit and Brunswick/Glynn County in Georgia.

"He fled the state," said U.S. Marshals DFAT Supervisor Aaron Garcia during the time they were searching for them. "We don't know where he is now, he may be back here, all his family is here. If we're going to get a tip, it's going to be from Detroit."

"He's charged with a series of crimes, including assault with intent to murder, weapons felony firearm, assault with great bodily harm, felon in possession."

Police say Parker shot the woman on Nov. 3.

"He takes off and flees to the Georgia area," Garcia said. "In the Brunswick and Glennco area, he does a home invasion and he robs a guy at gunpoint for money and drugs. The next day, he does two bank robberies."

While police in Georgia searched for those bank robbers, investigators with the Marshals identified the man inside the bank as the Detroit fugitive they had been looking for.

"He frequents homeless shelters and he's on these dating websites, meeting girls online," Garcia said.

During the search, police said Parker's Plenty of Fish profile had led them to women with no idea of his criminal history, giving him a place to stay and hide from the U.S. Marshals.

"Now they're potentially in jeopardy, meeting this guy online, not sure of his history and his propensity to commit violent crimes,: Garcia said.