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For Immediate Release

April 12, 2017 Charles Sanso, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
SOFAST Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect in Cincinnati
Cincinnatio, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the afternoon hours of April 12, 2017, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Malik Williams on an outstanding warrant from the Chicago Police Department for Murder.

Williams, 22, was wanted by the Chicago Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshals’ Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF). The warrant was assigned to the U.S. Marshals’ GLRFTF. On September 4, 2016, Williams allegedly shot a male victim with a firearm in the 5200 Block of South Sangamon, in Chicago, Illinois; investigators believed Williams fled the State of Illinois. The U.S. Marshals’ GLRFTF developed information Williams was in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and provided information to U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team SOFAST. The U.S. Marshals’ SOFAST in the Cincinnati Office was contacted and quickly located Williams with the assistance of the Cincinnati Police Department Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Williams was arrested in the 1900 Block of Knob Court area in Cincinnati.

Williams is currently in custody at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Chicago, IL.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a fugitive focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Colerain Township Police Department, Butler County Probation Department, Harrison Police Department, Newtown Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, St. Bernard Police and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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