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January 19, 2022 Brian Kim, Deputy Commander
Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (202) 763-4332;
1-877-WANTED2  I  USMS Tips
*UPDATE: Nyjell Outler was Apprehended on February 23, 2022*

U.S. Marshals Add DC Murder Suspect to 15 Most Wanted List
Rewards of up to $50K for information leading to arrest

15 Most Wanted Fugitive, Nyjell OutlerWashington, DC - The U.S. Marshals Service has added a District of Columbia murder suspect to its 15 Most Wanted list, offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to his arrest. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) is also offering up to $25,000 in reward money for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Nyjell Outler, 19, who allegedly shot one man and killed another while attending a gender reveal party March 20, 2021, in the unit block of Madison Street NE.

The USMS-led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and MPD are asking the public’s assistance in locating Outler.

At the time of the shooting, Outler wore an ankle monitor and was on pre-trial release for a gun charge involving an AK-47 style rifle.

Outler has ties to parts of Virginia, as well as friends and family in southern California. Investigators believe he may have traveled out of the city to escape the charges he’s facing.

“Nyjell Outler faces charges that demonstrate a clear disregard for life and public safety. He allegedly opened fire indiscriminately at a party and turned a wonderful celebration into a dark tragedy,” said Ronald Davis, USMS Director. “The U.S. Marshals and our partners at MPD are determined to see him face justice.”

Outler is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs approximately 140 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of three letters “AHK” in front of his right ear, the letters “RR” on his upper left arm and other tattoos on his left forearm. He is a known DC gang member and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

“Our Homicide Branch is working diligently with the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend Nyjell Outler and hold him accountable for his reckless actions,” said Robert J. Contee III, MPD Chief of Police. “I am asking the community to please come forward if you have information about his whereabouts and help us bring justice to the victim’s family.”

Tips may be submitted directly to the U.S. Marshals by calling 1-877-WANTED2 or using the USMS Tips app. Anyone with information about this case may also call MPD at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the MPD TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.

The USMS established the 15 Most Wanted Fugitive Program in 1983 to prioritize the investigation and apprehension of high-profile offenders considered to be some of the country’s most dangerous fugitives – typically career criminals with histories of violence who pose a significant threat to public safety.

The mission of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Force is to locate and apprehend the most violent and dangerous fugitives throughout the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. CARFTF continues to develop relationships with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to help ensure the safety of the citizens of our nation's capital and surrounding areas.

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


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