Suspect Slips Through Police Barricade; Still Being Sought

Marcas Fisher, wanted in connection with the murder of his stepson, flees LAPD officers

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.

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.

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