SPRINGFIELD– State Police and Deputy United States Marshals collaborated on Friday to arrest one of Massachusetts’ most wanted criminals.

Marshals arrested Marcus Parks, 25, as he left a relative’s home in Bernice, La. where he had been staying.

Marshals set up surveillance at 137 Plum Ave. after Massachusetts State Police received a tip that one of Parks’ relatives had moved there from Springfield.

Parks allegedly fired several rounds into a large crown outside a Springfield restaurant on June 28, 2008. Two were shot and seriously wounded.

The suspect also has multiple outstanding warrants in Massachusetts, including armed robbery, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, and other motor vehicle violations. He also has a warrant for his arrest in South Carolina, charging him with possession of a stolen gun and unlawful carrying of a pistol.

Parks is being held at the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department in Farmerville, La. He is expected to appear in court in Louisiana today.

Massachusetts and Louisiana authorities will work together to send Parks back to Massachusetts, where he will be charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other firearms charges related to the 2008 shooting.

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Brittney McNamara is a Blast Junior Editor

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