Scranton, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
arrested Lorenzo Vazquez, a 20-year old man, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Vazquez was being sought for a murder that occurred on April 3, 2012 in
Miami, Florida. Vazquez’s involvement left another man dead after receiving
multiple gunshot wounds. On April 18, an arrest warrant was obtained
charging Vazquez with murder in the 2nd degree.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Southern Florida began assisting in the
investigation. Information was developed that Vazquez may have fled to the
Poconos area. Investigative leads were forwarded to USMS personnel based in
On December 13, Deputy U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS Middle District
of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Vazquez in
the 400 block of Shook Avenue in Stroudsburg. The fugitive was taken into
custody without incident.
Vazquez was turned over to the Stroud Area Police Department for processing.
He will be charged as a fugitive-from-justice, and await court proceedings
concerning his extradition to Florida.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Murder suspects and those
charged with violent crimes are of the highest priority in locating and
arresting. The Marshals Service and its fugitive task forces are committed
to making our communities safer by ridding our streets of such fugitives.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by its task force partner, the Lackawanna County
Sheriff’s Office. Additional support was provided by the Stroud Area Police
The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces
is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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