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U.S. Marshals Arrest Philadelphia Murder Escapee

For immediate release

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(215) 783-4548

Philadelphia, PA - Today, at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force, arrested escapee Shane Pryor, 17, at 3rd street and Roosevelt Boulevard. Pryor was wanted for escaping custody during a transport to the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) on January 24th. Pryor was incarcerated at the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Service Center for a murder which occurred in 2020.

This morning, Marshal Service investigators developed information Pryor had been frequenting the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia after his escape. Surveillance teams were deployed throughout the day and at approximately 6:20 p.m., a male matching Pryor’s description was observed boarding a Septa bus at 9th and Roosevelt Boulevard. Investigators caught up to the bus and it was stopped at 3rd and Roosevelt Boulevard. The bus was boarded by Marshals and Task Force Officers and Pryor was quickly identified and arrested without incident. During a search incident to arrest, a black handcuff key was found in Pryor’s pocket and secured by Philadelphia detectives on scene.   

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy Marshal stated, “To bring Shane Pryor into custody 4 days after escaping, is a result of tremendous collaboration between the U.S. Marshals Service and the Philadelphia Homicide Unit. We thank the great citizens of Philadelphia, as well as the media, for their support and coverage during this investigation.” 

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, Pennsylvania Attorney General Agents, Immigration Customs Enforcement, Chester Police Department, Bucks County Sheriffs, and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

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