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For Immediate Release

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September 12, 2013 Jon Gallagher, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
(412) 454-3601 or (412) 728-644
Allegheny County Police and U.S. Marshals Track Swissvale Homicide Suspect to Texas

WPAFTF LogoPittsburgh, PA - Swissvale homicide suspect David Edick failed in his attempt to evade capture early this morning by jumping into the Rio Grande River in Brownsville, Texas.

On September 9, 2013 the Allegheny County Police filed charges of Criminal Homicide and Burglary against Edick in the August 31, 2013 shooting death of Ryan Beal who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase at a residence in the 7400 block of Duquesne Avenue in Swissvale. Beal was the boyfriend of Edick’s ex-wife.

Members of the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) developed information last night that Edick was heading to Brownsville, Texas by car. Task force members forwarded this information to the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Gulf Coast Violent Crimes Task Force, who coordinated apprehension efforts with the Texas Highway Patrol and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Edick’s vehicle was spotted at approximately 3:00 am by University of Texas-Brownsville Campus Police in a campus parking lot in Brownsville. Shortly thereafter Campus police observed Edick on the campus and engaged in a foot chase with him. Edick attempted to evade arrest by jumping into the Rio Grande River and swimming to Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol agents were able to intercept Edick and place him under arrest. Agents recovered a revolver from Edick during a search incident to arrest and he made admission the he knew he was wanted on the Pennsylvania charges.

Edick was lodged at the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, Texas pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

“This arrest was the direct result of outstanding cooperation among state, local and federal law enforcement agencies” according to U.S. Marshal Steve Frank. Marshal Frank recognized the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit, the Lone Star and Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Forces, Texas Highway Patrol, Border Patrol, University of Texas-Brownsville Campus Police and Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Forces for “a job well done”.

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

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