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For Immediate Release

Contact:
February 08, 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 Final Suspect in Murder of 14 Year Old

Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Jahlil Williams, 23, for murder, at approximately 8:00 a.m. on February 8th in the 100 block of Holly Road NW in Atlanta,  Georgia. Williams was wanted for murder in relation to the shooting of a 14 year old boy which occurred  November 29th, 2021, in the 100 block of west Wyoming Avenue. A homicide warrant was issued for Williams on December 1st, 2021 and the U.S. Marshals Service opened a joint fugitive investigation with agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives of the Philadelphia Homicide Detective Division.

During the course of the investigation, Deputy Marshals in Philadelphia developed information Williams may be hiding in Atlanta, Georgia. On February 8th, a search warrant was executed by Georgia State Patrol SWAT at a short-term residence Marshals believed Williams to be staying. Williams was arrested without incident inside the residence and was then transported to the Fulton County jail where he awaits extradition back to Philadelphia.

Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said “The arrest of Jahlil Williams, the 4th perpetrator involved in this horrific shooting, demonstrates the unwavering commitment of the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and the Philadelphia Police Department, to bring fugitives to justice from anywhere in the world. Our sincerest hope is that this arrest will help bring some semblance of closure to the Jefferson family, and to Samir’s fellow 9th graders who were impacted by this senseless murder.”

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. Please see https://www.usmarshals.gov/district/pa-e/ for more information on our most wanted fugitives.

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

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