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For Immediate Release

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March 16, 2016 Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
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Norfolk, VA - The man wanted for a deadly shooting outside of Roger Brown’s Restaurant in Portsmouth has been arrested. 43 year-old Kennyon Lamont Harris, better known as “Fee Fee” in his hometown of Suffolk, was arrested this morning at the Norfolk International Airport.

Around 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 26, 2015, Portsmouth Police responded to a shooting near the 300 block of High Street. A 23 year-old man was found suffering from gunshot wounds outside of Roger Brown’s Restaurant, and was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. A second male victim was also found suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

On Dec. 18, 2015, Portsmouth Police Department identified Harris as the suspect in the shooting. Warrants were issued for First Degree Murder, Malicious Wounding, and Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony (two counts). In January of this year, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked to locate and arrest Harris on these outstanding warrants.

Early investigation by Deputy Marshals showed that “Fee Fee” had fled. It was quickly determined that Harris was no longer living at his residence in Winfall, North Carolina, and a lengthy fugitive investigation continued.

On the morning of March 16, 2016, the investigative resources of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force helped to identify that Harris was on a plane currently headed to Norfolk International Airport from Charlotte, North Carolina. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force responded to the airport, and with the assistance of the Norfolk Airport Authority Police Department the wanted homicide suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Harris will be held at the Portsmouth City Jail.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,300 federal fugitives, 66,300 state and local fugitives and 11,700 sex offenders in 2015. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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

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