- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Memphis firefighter suspected in the fatal shooting of his former girlfriend has been arrested in Georgia.

The U.S. Marshals Service says officers used a stun gun to subdue Ronald Ellis during a standoff with law enforcement officers in which he brandished a firearm Thursday.

Ellis had been wanted on murder and unlawful flight warrants. Police said Torhonda Cathey died after she was shot multiple times Monday in a Target parking lot.

The Marshals Service says it found out that Ellis was in a fast food restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol located his vehicle and followed it into Camden County, Georgia, where deputies stopped the vehicle using spike strips.

Ellis is jailed in Camden County, awaiting transfer to Memphis.



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