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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 31, 2018 Brian O’Neill, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
District of Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force (202) 345-8222;
USMS Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
East Hartford Shooting Suspect in Custody
Charlotte, NC - A short time ago, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Carlton Depeyster, 26, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Angelica St, in Charlotte, NC. Depeyster was arrested with another male, Paul Comer, 28, also wanted in Connecticut on a state Parole Warrant. Depeyster did attempt to flee from law enforcement leading them on a brief foot chase which eventually ended with Depeyster in custody without further incident. Comer was also taken into custody without incident.

On January 30, 2018, the East Hartford Police Department requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force here in the District of Connecticut to assist them in locating and arresting Depeyster who they believe had fled Connecticut. Depeyster was wanted in connection to the shooting incident that occurred on January 18, 2018 at a Krauszer’s convenience store on Main St in East Hartford. Depeyster currently has outstanding warrants from East Hartford for First Degree Assault and Criminal use of a firearm.

While working with the East Hartford Police Department information was developed that Depeyster did flee the state and was believed to be hiding out in North Carolina. A priority request for assistance was sent to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in North Carolina last night and within 24 hours Depeyster was found and placed into custody.

“This is an excellent example of the collaborative efforts that occur on a daily basis between the U.S. Marshal’s Service and our local partners to Investigate and arrest violent individuals who attempt to flee justice” said U.S. Marshal Brian Taylor, District of Connecticut.

“Our Citizens deserve to live in peace,” said East Hartford Police Chief Scott Sansom. “Tonight our community is safer thanks to the dedication and hard work of East Hartford Police Patrol Officers and Detectives, and our Law Enforcement partners, especially the U.S. Marshals Service. This dangerous fugitive is now in custody,” Sansom added.

Investigation into this incident is continuing.

Depeyster and Comer will be held pending extradited from North Carolina.

The Violent Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals from the District of Connecticut. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent fugitives and sexual predators. Membership agencies include; Hartford, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Waterbury Police Departments as well as CT Parole.

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

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