For Immediate Release
|August 04, 2016||
Chris Leuer, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia – Norfolk Division (757) 963-5998
|Facebook Live Triple-Shooting Suspect Captured by U.S. Marshals While Riding Hoverboard|
Norfolk, VA - The U.S.
Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Tony Angelo Roundtree, 25, in
Suffolk yesterday afternoon. Roundtree had seven outstanding felony
warrants for his alleged role in last month’s triple shooting in Norfolk
that was broadcast on Facebook Live. He was arrested while riding a
hoverboard in a residential area.
In the evening of July 12, Norfolk police officers responded to a shooting in the 900 block of Bainbridge Boulevard. Responding officers found a vehicle with three male occupants inside. Officers quickly discovered all three occupants were suffering from gunshot wounds, and the three victims were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. This incident was captured on Facebook Live, which was being utilized by one of the victims.
On Tuesday, the Norfolk Police Department issued seven felony warrants for Roundtree, charging him with malicious wounding (three counts), use of firearm in commission of a felony (three counts), and maliciously shooting at an occupied motor vehicle. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was asked for assistance in locating and apprehending Roundtree based on these outstanding warrants.
Wednesday afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force observed a man matching Roundtree's description exit a residence in Green Ash Court in Suffolk. After the man hopped on a hoverboard and began riding out of the cul-de-sac, investigators positively identified him as Roundtree. Task force members converged on Roundtree, and he was taken into custody not far from the residence.
Roundtree is being held at the Norfolk 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 first 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.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency