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U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Harrisburg Shooting Suspect

For immediate release

Steven Rowe, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 648-1580

Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Maurice Darnell Jefferson – a 46-year old Harrisburg man.

On May 15, 2020, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police responded to a shooting in the 600 block of Peffer Street, where they learned that Jefferson allegedly shot a man and then fled. Officers obtained an arrest warrant charging Jefferson with Criminal Attempt – Homicide and lesser included offenses. Later, the fugitive investigation was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service(USMS) Fugitive Task Force.

Today, at about 2 p.m., task force members arrested Jefferson without incident as he exited a home in the 500 block of Division Street, Harrisburg. He was turned over to the Harrisburg Bureau of Police for arraignment and processing.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use of violence against victims occurs. By working with our law enforcement partners to ensure violent offenders are brought to justice, communities throughout Pennsylvania become safer and more secure.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 20 state, county and local police agencies, including: the Pennsylvania State Police; the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; the Harrisburg Bureau of Police; the Swatara Township Police Department; the Lower Paxton Township Police Department; and, the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office – all of whom participated in this investigation.


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