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Detroit's Most Wanted Captured: Matthew Chappell Jr. facing murder charges

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 14:00:26-05

A man featured on Detroit's Most Wanted, accused of violently shooting someone in August, is now in police custody. 

Matthew Chappell Jr. was tracked down in Harrison Township following a viewer tip.

“This guy's no stranger to law enforcement, he has a criminal history,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia said.

Police say Chappell Jr.’s violent crime was all caught on camera.

“There’s a verbal altercation that ensues between our victim and our fugitive,” Garcia said.

It was only seconds before the killer took things to a whole other level on 8 Mile between a strip club and gas station.

“You see him pull out the handgun from his waistband, it’s an extended magazine clip, he shoots him multiple times right in the abdomen, the victim falls and he leaves him to die,” Garcia said.

Police say Chappell’s friends who witnessed the crime all take off as the victim is left on the ground.  He died just this week after spending more than a month on life support.

Surveillance images from inside the strip club show them all together, just before the murder.

“What kind of friends, what kind of people, what kind of human beings would just watch somebody get shot and leave? That tells you the kind of people he’s also hanging around with,” Garcia said.