Markeith Loyd is in custody, Orlando Police announced Tuesday night.
Loyd was wanted in connection to the slaying of an Orlando Police officer and the December shooting death of his ex-girlfriend.
The U.S. Marshals Service had put Loyd on its 15 most wanted list and added $25,000 to the reward Tuesday.
Hours later, Orlando Police announced his capture.
At a news conference earlier Tuesday, police said Loyd may have changed his appearance and released a fuller physical description of the man wanted in connection with the slaying of Lt. Debra Clayton: Loyd is between 6 foot and 6-foot-3 inches and between 180 and 200 pounds. He has a raised scar on his left hand and may have shaved his head.
Orlando Police and Crimeline were offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Loyd, the largest reward in Crimeline history. The Marshals Service brought that up to $125,000.
“We are never going to give up on the search for Markeith Loyd,” Police Chief John Mina said on the ninth day of the manhunt.
About 1,400 tips have come in via Crimeline, but authorities continue to search for Loyd.
“We just need that right piece of information to bring it all together, to bring him into custody,” Mina said.
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SOURCE: News 13