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3rd suspect in killing of toddler arrested in La.

Rashid Mayo, 22 (Source: Ruston Police Department) Rashid Mayo, 22 (Source: Ruston Police Department)
RUSTON, LA (KSLA/AP) -

A Baltimore man has been arrested in Ruston, Louisiana in connection with the shooting death of a 1-year-old child in Maryland.

22-year-old Rashid Mayo was wanted for first-degree murder in the death of 1-year-old Carter Scott on May 24. The boy and his father were shot as they sat in a car in the Cherry Hill neighborhood in Baltimore. The child's father, Rashaw Scott, was critically injured. The baby died.

Two other suspects were previously arrested and face murder charges. They are 26-year-old Cornell Harvey and 23-year-old Eddie Tarver.

Police have been searching for Mayo for months. In June, investigators said he might have been hiding in New York City or the surrounding area, but the trail ultimately led to Louisiana.

"At the time, it appeared he may have been here a couple of weeks ago, we weren't 100% sure," says Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers. "Saturday we received some information that he was in an apartment complex here in Ruston and we put a little team together of our detectives and our patrol and went to the apartment complex and the individual was there and he was arrested without incident."

The apartments where Mayo was captured are the Campus Core Apartments on West Alabama Street. They are mainly student housing for Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech students. It is about a block away from Louisiana Tech campus. "There are some indications that he knew individuals here or had contacts with individuals here" Rogers says. Grambling and Louisiana Tech both say Mayo is not a student at their school.

"It's unusual that someone would appear here from Baltimore but then again we have I-20 and we get people from all over the world here with the universities that we have," Rogers says.

Mayo has been booked as a fugitive from another jurisdiction at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, where he is awaiting an extradition hearing. Once back in Baltimore, he is expected to also face a charge of attempted second degree murder for critically injuring Rashaw Scott.

Police have said the shooting was not a random occurrence. The child's father had recently been acquitted on a murder charge, but police are not saying if they suspect that's what led to the shooting.

Copyright 2013 KSLA. All rights reserved.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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