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For Immediate Release

September 23, 2019

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Pennsylvania (215) 783-4548;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Offer Reward for Fugitive Involved in Chester, PA Shootout

Philadelphia, PA – The U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in apprehending Haneef Payne.

Payne is wanted for possession of a weapon in relation to a September 20th shooting which occurred in the area of west 10th and Parker streets, near Chester High School. Payne and another unidentified male were observed on video recklessly discharging firearms at one another. Payne then fled the scene in a silver ford Mustang which has been previously been recovered. A warrant for possession of a firearm and related charges was issued by the Chester Police Department on September 20th, 2019. On September 23rd, the U.S. Marshals Fugitve Task Force in Philadelphia was asked to assist in Payne’s apprehension.

Haneef PaynePayne is 38 years old, 6’1”, 220 pounds, brown eyes, and brown hair. His last known address was in the 1300 block of Rainer Road in Brookhaven, PA. Eric Gartner, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stated “Mr. Payne has demonstrated his violent and callous disregard for innocent bystanders during a recent shooting in the vicinity of a Chester Pennsylvania School. We hope a tip from the community will assist the U.S. Marshal Service in quickly bringing Mr. Payne to justice.”

The Marshals Service is offering a $1500 cash reward for information leading directly to the arrest of Payne. Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Tipline at 1-866-865-TIPS (8477), or online using USMS Tips.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives. Membership agencies include the Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania State Parole Officers, Pennsylvania State Police, Bucks County Sheriff’s, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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