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For Immediate Release

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May 24, 2012 Brad Reiff, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal (717) 221-2212
U.S. Marshals Capture Murder Fugitive
Wanted for 2010 fatal shooting in Puerto Rico

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Carlos Baez-Quinonez in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Baez-Quinonez, a 24-year old man, was being sought by the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety on charges of criminal homicide and related firearms offenses. It is alleged that, on April 19, 2010, Baez-Quinonez and two other suspects shot and killed Angel Fuentes-Rodriguez inside an apartment in Luquillo, Puerto Rico. The other two suspects are already in custody in Puerto Rico.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Puerto Rico was asked to assist in locating Baez-Quinonez. Information was developed that Baez-Quinonez may be hiding out in Pennsylvania.

During the early morning hours of May 24, U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force located Baez-Quinonez at a home in the 100 block of Queen Street in Chambersburg. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident. Baez-Quinonez was turned over to the Chambersburg Police Department for processing. He will be charged as a fugitive from justice, pending extradition to Puerto Rico.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Murder suspects and those charged with violent crimes are of the highest priority in locating and arresting. Now that this last remaining suspect has been captured, it is my hope that the victim’s family may be more at peace. Our communities become safer by ridding the streets of these type violent fugitives.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive Task Force. This included officers from the Chambersburg Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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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