Nashville murder suspect arrested in Downtown Memphis, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FOX13 was on the scene Thursday when the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested a murder suspect in Downtown Memphis.

The arrest was caught on camera at the intersection of Main and Dr. Martin Luther King Thursday afternoon.

Aaron Berkley was wanted out of Nashville for first degree murder. According to Deputy U.S. Marshal, Seth Bruce, , investigators with the task force were able to track him and take him into custody from a vehicle at that intersection.

Officials said Berkley was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Shelby County Detention Center.

According to a release from Nashville Metro Police, last November Berkley was identified as the man responsible for a South Nashville murder in November 2010

Berkley was indicted in the shooting death of Essex Issac Washington in the parking lot of Bavaria Apartments on Packard Drive.

An investigation revealed that Washington and Berkley were acquaintances and that the two were talking on the phone as Washington arrived at the apartment complex to meet up with Berkley. Just as Washington got out of the car, he was shot.

According to the release, robbery is believed to have been the motive.

In the years since the murder, Berkley has been arrested for a variety of other offenses, including aggravated robbery in 2014. He was ultimately convicted and received a seven-year probated sentence.