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For Immediate Release

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April 13, 2010

Michael R. Regan

United States Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania – (717) 221-2213<
U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Sought in Maryland Double Shooting

Charges stem from February 2 incident in Westminster

Harrisburg, PA. –  U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Kashon Harris in Chambersburg.

 

Harris was being sought by authorities in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland as a suspect in a double shooting on February 2, 2010 at the Bishops Garth Apartments.  Police believe the shootings, which occurred at 2:30PM, were the result of an argument between two suspects and the two shooting victims.  The feud centered on a cellular telephone that had previously been left in a stairwell by one of the suspects.  Police believe Harris randomly fired shots inside the apartment when one of the victims opened the front door.  Both victims received non-life threatening injuries.  At the time of the shooting, four other people were present inside the apartment, including two 1-year old children.  None of these four individuals were injured during the attack.

 

Westminster police identified the shooter as Kashon Harris, and his alleged accomplice as 19-year old Dominique Keyser.  On February 5, an arrest warrant was issued against Harris, charging him with:

 

            1 count of Attempted Murder

            1 count of Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder

            1 count of Use of a Handgun in Commission of a Felony

            1 count of Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun

            1 count of Second Degree Assault

            1 count of Malicious Destruction of Property

 

On February 25, the fugitive case on Kashon Harris was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) in Baltimore.

 

The case against Harris had received media coverage from the show America’s Most Wanted.  The case profile is available at http://www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=71675

 

On April 12, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania received an investigative lead from task force officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service’s CARFTF.

 

On April 13 during the early morning hours, U.S. Marshals and members of its M/PA Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance of an address in the 300 block of East Liberty Street in Chambersburg.  At approximately 9:30AM, Harris was observed leaving the target location.  U.S. Marshals and task force officers arrested the fugitive without incident.  However, he identified himself as Michael Carter.  Prior to being fingerprinted to confirm his true identity, he admitted being Kashon Harris. 

 

Harris, 28 years of age from Baltimore, was turned over to Chambersburg police, who will charge him as a fugitive-from-justice.  Harris is being held in Franklin County, pending court hearings on his extradition to Carroll County, Maryland.

 

Harris’ alleged accomplice, Dominique Keyser, was arrested on February 18 during a drug sweep in Woodbury, New Jersey.  Keyser has since been returned to Maryland to face charges for his role in the February 2 shooting.

 

U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive Task Force.  This included officers from the Chambersburg Police Department, Franklin County Sheriffs Office, and the Pennsylvania State Police.  The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

 

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov

 

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