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For Immediate Release

June 26, 2019

David Arp, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Virginia (757) 264-5222;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Apprehend Fugitive Charged With Killing a Mother and Son

Norfolk, VA – U.S. Marshals, along with the Norfolk Fugitive Squad and Norfolk Police department, arrested a fugitive today in Portsmouth, Virginia, wanted in connection with a hit-and-run that left a mother and son dead in Oakland, California.

Rasenoch Salem Allen was apprehended at approximately 1:00pm at a residence in the 4200 block of Morgate Lane in Portsmouth, VA.

When authorities arrived at a residence, Allen was located and asked to identify himself, but he refused. Authorities fingerprinted him on the scene verifying his identity. Allen was then taken into custody, and is currently being held at the Portsmouth City Jail.

“This investigation is another of many examples of how the combined efforts of federal, state and local partners serve to protect our citizens. I am proud and humbled that the Marshals Service is a part of this team of law enforcement professionals.” said Nick E. Proffitt, U.S. Marshal of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Nationally, the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive apprehension efforts are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 8 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

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