The Big Bloody: Police Nab St. Louis' Most-Wanted

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Deangeleo Tate
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After two-and-a-half months on the run, St. Louis police yesterday arrested Deangeleo Tate in an early morning raid of his hideout in the 5800 block of Cabanne Avenue north of Forest Park.

Tate, 26, is charged with first-degree murder for the May 2008 killing of Mark Murphy after getting in an argument with him in a north city tavern. Tate allegedly pumped eight rounds into Murphy.

Tate was out on bond for that charge when he allegedly shot and killed Shevette Chambers outside the Eat-Rite Diner this past August. Minutes before that early-morning murder, Tate had shared a meal with Chambers and others at the popular diner south of Busch Stadium.

Upon departing the restaurant, Tate's girlfriend arrived on the scene and got into an argument with Chambers. Tate ended the verbal spat when he pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Shevette multiple times.

Tate is being held on a million-dollar, cash-only bond.

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