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For Immediate Release

January 17, 2013 Michael Baughman,
Chief Deputy United States Marshal (412) 728-6442
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Captures New Year's Eve Shooting Suspect

Pittsburgh, PA – Julian L. Sims, the suspect in a New Year’s Eve shooting that injured four people when he allegedly crashed a party in McKeesport, has been arrested by Task Force Officers at approximately 4:30 pm this afternoon in the 400 block of Stokes Ave in Braddock.

Allegheny County police issued a warrant for Julian Sims, 20, on charges of criminal attempt homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of recklessly endangering others and firearms violations following the New Year’s Eve incident.

Sims had been successful evading capture until U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers tracked him down in Braddock this afternoon.

Sims was “considered armed and extremely dangerous,” by Allegheny County Police.

The U.S. Marshals Service Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is made up of the following: 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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