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U.S. Marshals Capture Columbus Murder Suspect in West Virginia

For immediate release

Charles Sanso, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of Ohio
Dayton, OH
(937) 225-2917

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals in Southern West Virginia arrested Gabriel Hosings during the evening hours of December 27, 2023.

Gabriel Hosings was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Murder. Hosings was charged in the Franklin County Municipal Court for allegedly using a firearm to shoot and kill Shawn Overly in the 3000 Block of Briggs Road, Columbus. on December 10, 2023. The U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive investigation. During the investigation it was learned Hosings fled the State of Ohio. Hosings was safely apprehended in the 200 Block of Flat Top Lake Road, Ghent, WV by the U.S. Marshals Cops United Felony Fugitive Enforcement Division. Hosings is now in the custody of the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver, WV.

“The United States Marshals Service, through its fugitive task forces, aids other law enforcement agencies when needed to bring those who try to run and hide to justice. Because of our ongoing partnership with the Columbus Division of Police we were able to promptly reach out to our task force in West Virginia who immediately located and arrested this alleged murder suspect.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal. 

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bexley Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Capital University Police Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Groveport Police Department, Hocking County

Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration, United States Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous web tip.

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