The search continues for a Los Angeles man accused in the death of his 6- year-old stepson.
LAPD South East Division officers spotted a man they say they're certain was 36-year-old Marcas Fisher at a park near 88th Street and Avalon Boulevard. But the man led police on a chase and disappeared.
Since the spotting, LAPD is no longer calling Fisher a "person of interest" in the case; he is now considered a suspect. The warrant for the arrest of Fisher was issued late Tuesday night, said Sandi Gibbons of the District Attorney's office, and alleges one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death.
Police had been searching for Fisher since Thursday, when they found his stepson, 6-year-old Dae'von Bailey beaten to death inside their South LA home. Relatives found Dae'von dead on the floor after being alerted by a frantic call from an unidentified person in the home, according to published reports. Fisher, the last-known person to have been with the child, was not in the house when police arrived.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, police said they discovered Dae'von had bruises in different stages of healing.
Authorities warned that anyone harboring Fisher would be prosecuted as well.
Fisher has a record with police. His latest arrest was for suspicion of drunken driving last month, according to the Sheriff's website. He is on probation for narcotics and burglary, police said Wednesday.
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Police said Fisher is facing $2 million bail if caught.
Anyone with information about Fisher's whereabouts was asked to call police at 213-485-2801 during normal weekday office hours or 877-LAPD-24-7 around the clock.