Scranton, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Shandell Devone George, a 31-year old man with
past addresses in Hazleton and the Bronx, New York.
19, 2019, the Hazleton Police Department investigated the shooting of
two men in a bar. Although the suspect fled the scene before officers
arrived detectives were able to identify him as George. And - on March
6th - an arrest warrant was issued charging him with Aggravated Assault,
Criminal Attempt Homicide and lesser included offenses. Later, one of
the victims died from his injuries.
Attempts to find George in
Hazleton were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive
Task Force was asked to apprehend him. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task
Force Officers pursued leads in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina
and Florida. Today, at about 3:15 p.m. the fugitive investigation led
the task force to a home in the 500 block of Tremont Street in the
Bronx, New York where George was arrested without incident. He was
turned over to the New York Police Department Central Booking unit to
await extradition to Pennsylvania.
United States Marshal Martin
J. Pane stated, “The coordination and cooperation demonstrated by our
fugitive task force partners in this case directly led to a dangerous
fugitive being taken off the streets. It is our top priority to arrest
violent crime fugitives, especially those who have no regard for human
life. It is my sincere hope that this fugitive’s arrest can bring some
sense of closure to the victim’s family knowing that he will face
The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of
Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies,
including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of
Probation and Parole; and the Scranton Police Department – all of whom
participated in this investigation. The task force also received
assistance from the Hazleton Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency