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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 04, 2022 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 Arrest Fugitive Wanted for Shooting a Woman who Accidentally Bumped Into Him

Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Moenell Coleman, 25, for attempted murder and related crimes, at approximately 1:45 p.m. on February 4th in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Coleman was wanted for a shooting which occurred January 26th 2022, in the unit block of N. 8th avenue in Coatesville, PA. Coleman is accused of shooting a woman in her 20’s who had accidentally bumped into him at a Coatesville Market located on East Lincoln Highway. Coleman allegedly followed the woman home less than a block away from the store and then fired multiple shots at her. A warrant was signed for Coleman on January 26th and the fugitive case was delegated to the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force on January 31st, 2022.

On February 4th, Deputy Marshals developed information Coleman may be hiding with a female associate on the campus of West Chester University. Deputy Marshals then conducted surveillance at the University Student Housing “Village Apartments” in the 100 block of Carey Drive. A man matching Coleman’s description was observed going into an apartment investigators suspected Coleman to be hiding at. Members of the task force, the Chester County East Special Emergency Response Team, and the West Chester University Police Department then collectively worked together to arrest Coleman at the apartment without incident. Coleman was then transported to the Chester County Prison central booking for processing and arraignment.

Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said “Moenell Coleman’s excessively violent proclivities were a clear danger to the community. We appreciate the opportunity to support the Coatesville Police Department and Chester County Detectives in their continued endeavors to keep the public safe.”

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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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