Des Moines, IA – A team of law
enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals have arrested a Chicago homicide
suspect in Des Moines.
Daryl D. Lee, 20, was arrested Monday afternoon by members of the Southern
Iowa Fugitive Task Force near the intersection of 27th Street and Boston
Avenue in Des Moines. Lee was wanted by the Chicago Police Department in
connection with the shooting death there of 16-year-old Marquise Harris
following a dispute at a party on January 11.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in
Chicago developed information that Lee fled to the Des Moines area sometime
after the alleged shooting. Additional investigation by members of the
Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force led to information that Lee may be
frequenting an apartment complex located at 30th Street and Boston Avenue in
Des Moines. Task Force Officers began surveillance of the area Monday around
At around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Task Force Officers observed a subject
matching Lee’s description walking near the intersection of 27th and Boston.
Officers approached the subject and identified him as Lee. Lee was then
taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Polk County
Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to Chicago.
The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is a team of local, state, and federal
law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of
Iowa. In addition to U.S. Marshals, member agencies include the Polk County
Sheriff’s Office; the Iowa Department of Public Safety; the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Homeland Security
Investigations. In Fiscal Year 2013, Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force
investigations led to the arrest of 586 fugitives wanted on outstanding
local, state, and federal warrants.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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