Richmond, VA – Working with Richmond Police Detectives, the
U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force in Richmond
tracked an attempted murder suspect to Cary, North Carolina, within 24
hours of a March 19 shooting.
Just before 11 p.m. on March 19,
Richmond Police Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 2700
block of Lambert’s Avenue. A victim, later identified as a Henrico
County Sheriff’s Deputy, was found in a residence suffering from
multiple gunshot wounds. He underwent life saving surgery but remains in
The suspect was quickly identified as Theron
Donte Shackleford, 33, of Richmond. He was charged with attempted murder
and use of a firearm in the shooting.
Marshals and Richmond
Detectives worked around the clock March 20 and tracked Shackleford and
an associate to a Cary apartment.
Shackleford was arrested just
before 11 p.m. on March 20 by the U.S. Marshals Eastern North Carolina
Violent Fugitive Task Force with assistance from the Cary Police
Department Emergency Response Team and the Wake County Sheriff’s Officer
Tactical Response Team after a brief standoff.
“We applaud the
efforts of law enforcement to quickly bring to justice this violent
individual who committed such a heinous act,” said Bobby Mathieson, U.S.
Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia.
regarding the victim can be directed to Henrico County Sheriff Michael
The USMS has a long history of providing assistance and
expertise to other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in
support of their fugitive investigations. The USMS is the lead agency
for eight Congressionally-funded regional fugitive task forces. These
task forces, staffed by federal, state, and local law enforcement
agencies, target the most dangerous fugitives.
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