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For Immediate Release

May 05, 2016

Chris Atwater, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 332-8702;
Michael Potter, Supervisory U.S. Marshal
Middle District of North Carolina (336) 554-8545

New Jersey Murder Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Durham, North Carolina
Durham, NC – On May 04, 2016, at approximately 5:20 PM, Shahard Lamar Harvey, 21, was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) with the assistance of the Durham Police Department. On June 14, 2015, an arrest warrant was issued for Harvey by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office for the following charges: Murder, possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Per authorities, on June 14, 2015, Harvey allegedly shot Isaiah Jackson, 21, from New Jersey at approximately 7:00 P.M. in the vicinity of Orient Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in New Jersey. Mr. Jackson was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Harvey fled the scene and eluded arrest for approximately one year.

The JFTF spent countless hours conducting surveillance and interviews attempting to locate Harvey. Their efforts paid off when Investigators developed information that placed Harvey at an address of 4117 Lillington Drive in Durham. Harvey was allegedly residing at the residence with associates. The JFTF positively identified Harvey leaving the residence on foot and responded immediately. The JFTF along with officers of the Durham Police Department surrounded and converged on Harvey taking him into custody without incident. Harvey was transported to the Durham County Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to New Jersey on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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