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For Immediate Release

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February 11, 2022 Steve Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2212;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Philadelphia Homicide Suspect in York
Suspect Wanted for Two Homicides

Harrisburg, PA – Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Damon Baker, a 49-year-old Philadelphia man.

On June 8, 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department investigated the fatal shooting of two people in the 1700 block of North 27th Street. And, on June 23, 2021, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Baker with two counts of homicide and lesser included offenses. Baker could not be found, and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him.

The fugitive task force investigated and learned that Baker was staying in a hotel in the 200 block of Arsenal Road, York, Pennsylvania. Today at about 1 p.m., members of the fugitive task force and York County Drug Task Force arrested Baker at the hotel without incident. He was turned over to the York County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking Unit for processing and arraignment.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive investigative agency and arrests more than 4,000 alleged murderers each year. We add Damon Baker’s name to that list and by doing so we are making our communities safer.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 21 state, county, and local police agencies - including the York City Police Department, the York County District Attorney’s Office, the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Northern York County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and the Spring Garden Township Police Department - all of whom participated in this investigation.

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

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