Fresno police Thursday morning captured a murder suspect who escaped from police headquarters a week ago.
Ibn Haqq, 21, was caught in the Sacramento area by a fugitive task force that includes U.S. Marshals, along with Fresno officers, police Chief Jerry Dyer said at a news conference Thursday.
Haqq, a suspect in a fatal shooting near Jensen and Walnut avenues earlier this month, escaped from custody Friday night after fighting with detectives and fleeing through a window.
Thursday morning, at 5:15 a.m., Haqq was seen walking out of an apartment complex wearing a red hoodie that tightly covered his head and obscured his face, accompanied by his wife, Elvisha Davis, 28. The two got into a BMW. Authorities blocked the BMW with their cars and took both into custody, Dyer said. Haqq was not armed.
Haqq was still wearing one handcuff that he was shackled with when he escaped, Dyer said. During the escape, he reportedly used the free side of the cuffs as a weapon to fight the detectives.
“This has been a long few days for the Fresno Police Department,” Dyer said. “We exhausted every resource we had.”
Dyer said the officers who hunted Haqq used a “significant amount of technology” to track him down. The chief would not elaborate. He added that officers are investigating whether others in the Sacramento area will be charged with harboring the fugitive.
Dyer said Haqq was “verbally abusive” with the officers after he was captured.
“He did not want to go back to prison.”
Haqq is still in Sacramento and will be transported to Fresno later Thursday, Dyer said. He will be charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon on officers, and escape. His wife will be charged with being an accessory to murder.
At a Wednesday news conference, Dyer vowed to recapture Haqq quickly.