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For Immediate Release

December 19, 2012 Supervisory Deputy Jon Gallagher (412) 454-3601
U.S. Marshals Arrest Shooting Suspect

Wilkinsburg, PA – United States Marshals Steve Frank announces the arrest of George JOHNSON, a suspect in a shooting that occurred in the Garfield section of the City of Pittsburgh on October 15, 2012. JOHNSON, age 25, was arrested by United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) officers accompanied by Wilkinsburg Police and Allegheny County Adult Probation Officers at approximately 2:30 pm today at a residence in Wilkinsburg. JOHNSON had been charged by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police on October 18, 2012 with Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering another Person and firearms offenses. JOHNSON is alleged to have fired multiple shots at a male victim, striking him four times.

JOHNSON is originally from Pittsburgh and was last known to frequent the Garfield section of the city. WPAFTF investigators tracked Johnson to a house in the 600 block of Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA, where he was apprehended without incident.

The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is made up of the following member agencies: U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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