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For Immediate Release

July 14, 2017 Middle District of Pennsylvania, 570-499-1201;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Harrisburg Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia
Harrisburg, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Vernon King, 27, in Philadelphia.

On July 22, 2016, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police obtained an arrest warrant charging King with homicide. It is alleged that King shot and killed his victim in the 1200 block of Hunter Street on July 16th, 2016. U.S. Marshals in Harrisburg worked with authorities to develop information as to his whereabouts. An investigative lead was sent to Philadelphia to assist in the investigation.

Today, U.S. Marshals and its task force partners located and arrested King without incident in the city of Philadelphia. King was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “Along with our law enforcement partners it’s the Marshals Services duty to ensure those charged with violent crimes have their day in court. It is my sincere hope that the victims’ family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect in this case will face justice.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probatin and Parole, Dauphin County Probation, Swatara Township Police Department and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and its task force members.

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