U.S. Marshals Add DC Murder Suspect to 15 Most Wanted List
Rewards of up to $50K for information leading to arrest
- 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
The USMS-led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task
Force and MPD are asking the public’s assistance in locating Outler.
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
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
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
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.
about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency