Man wanted in West Coast murder arrested in Memphis

A man wanted for murder in Portland, Oregon has been arrested in Memphis.

Investigators received a tip that Joel McCool might be in Memphis. He was tracked down in the 300 block of Marianna, where he was taken into custody without incident, according to the U.S. Marshals.

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McCool was transported to the Shelby County jail, where he is awaiting extradition.

Seth Bruce with the U.S. Marshals told FOX13 they are happy with the arrest.

“We surrounded the house, we locked it down and we were able to take him into custody,” Bruce told FOX13.

Lynn Gillespie was also arrested during the investigation. He was wanted in Shelby County for attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

The Portland Police Bureau released this statement to FOX13 about the arrest:

I am able to confirm that 25-year-old Joel M. McCool Jr. was arrested for a warrant issued out of Multnomah County, Oregon.  The warrant was in relation to a murder investigated by the Portland Police Bureau.  At this time I am not able to provide additional information about this investigation.  I have included Detective Rico Beniga in this email.  Upon speaking with Detective Beniga, I was informed he continues to learn additional information in regards to this investigation and providing additional information could negatively impact the investigation.  Detective Beniga informed me he would be available to discuss this case with you post adjudication if you desire.