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For Immediate Release

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November 29, 2012 Daniel Leyva, Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Arizona - Tucson
U.S. Marshals in Tucson Arrest Homicide Suspect from Pittsburgh

Tucson, AZ – Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Jarrell Anthony Liddell, was arrested yesterday in Tucson by members of the U.S. Marshals led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force. Information was developed by U.S. Marshals in the Western District of Pennsylvania which revealed Liddell may have been residing in Arizona using his brother’s identity. The information gathered by authorities in Pittsburgh was immediately forwarded to the U.S. Marshals in Tucson. Liddell was subsequently located and arrested without incident as he exited a gas station located at the intersection of Kolb and Escalante, Wednesday afternoon.

Liddell, age 33, was charged on January 17, 2012 by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police with Criminal Homicide, Criminal Attempt Homicide, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Aggravated Assault. Liddell was wanted in connection with the January 16, 2011, shooting death of Ronald Washington of Pittsburgh. Liddell is alleged to have walked up to Washington, who was seated in a car, and shot him multiple times. The incident stemmed from an argument involving possible criminal activity. A second victim in the car received wounds to his arm and legs, but survived the incident.

United States Marshal David Gonzales stated, “Tracking down and arresting individuals that commit these violent acts in our communities is a priority of the Unites States Marshals Service. It is my hope this arrest can bring some sense of closure to the victim’s family.” He added, “We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners in Arizona and throughout our nation to track down dangerous individuals.”

The federal, state, and local agencies that comprise the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force (Tucson Metro Division) include: U.S. Marshals Service; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Arizona Department of Public Safety; Pima County Adult Probation Office; Arizona Department of Corrections, Tucson Police Department, U.S. Border Patrol, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

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