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For Immediate Release

April 10, 2018 Edward Holst, Public Information Officer
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
New Jersey Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Wilkes-Barre
Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the arrest of Sharif Robinson, 27, in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

On April 2, 2016, the Union County (NJ) Prosecutors Office obtained an arrest warrant charging Robinson with murder and other related offenses after it was alleged that he shot and killed a person in Elizabeth, NJ.

It is alleged that Robinson got into a verbal argument with others at a gentlemanís club which led to the shooting. Responding police were shot at as they approached the scene for which they returned fire. The fugitives fled the scene which led to a police chase. US Marshals in New Jersey believed Robinson may have fled to the Wilkes-Barre area and sent an investigative lead for assistance in locating Robinson.

Earlier today, US Marshals and its task force partners out of Scranton located Robinson who fled to the basement of a residence in the 400 block of North River Street in Wilkes-Barre. Robinson eventually surrendered to police without further incident. Robinson was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound he received during the shooting in New Jersey. He awaits criminal proceedings and extradition back to New Jersey.

United States Marshal Pane stated, ďAlong with our law enforcement partners, itís the Marshals Serviceís duty to ensure that those charged with serious crimes have their day in court. Our community will not be a safe haven for fugitives charged with such violent offenses. It is my sincere hope that the victimís family will find some measure of comfort knowing the suspect will face justice.Ē

During this fugitive investigation, the USMS worked jointly with members from the Wilkes-Barre Police Department, Scranton Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Larksville Police Department and the Plymouth Police Department.

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