ATLANTA — A man who'd been wanted in Atlanta for murder for nearly 28 years was finally caught this week during a routine traffic stop, according to the FBI.
The agency said in a release that Muhammed Bilal El-Amin was captured by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, near Athens, in the course of the traffic stop.
It was not clear how deputies tied El-Amin to the 1994 crime during the traffic stop.
He'd had a FBI reward out for his arrest since the early 2000s, after allegedly shooting a man in the face with a handgun at the Oakland City MARTA station in Atlanta in November 1994.
After evading capture for several years, a federal arrest warrant charging him with flight to avoid prosecution was issued in May 2001.
11Alive reporting at the time of the murder named 18-year-old Jafferd Tucker of Hapeville as the victim.
Police had said the suspect, El-Amin, was seen walking with Tucker before the shooting, when El-Amin suddenly pulled out a gun and shot the 18-year-old.
Tucker died at the scene, 11Alive reported at the time.