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U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia Arrest Triple Shooting Suspect Who Shot Child in Harrisburg

For immediate release

Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(215) 783-4548

Philadelphia, PA - Members of the U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force arrested Shawn Jason, 47, at a hotel in the 4600 block of Island Avenue in Philadelphia. Jason was wanted by the Harrisburg Police Department for three counts of criminal attempt homicide in relation to a shooting that took place September 9th, 2023, in the 1800 block of North Street in Harrisburg, PA. After a verbal dispute with neighbors, Jason allegedly shot three people, including a 4-year-old child. On April 23rd, Jason was also charged with armed robbery and related charges by the Abington Township Police Department. These charges resulted from an incident that occurred February 22nd at the CVS on Jenkintown Road in the Glenside section of Abington Township.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. April 24th, investigators from the Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia surrounded a hotel room in the 4600 block of Island Avenue in Philadelphia. After a month of investigating Jason was possibly in the Philadelphia area, Marshals developed information he had recently checked into a hotel room and was presently inside. Upon knocking and announcing, Jason answered the door, complied with Marshals commands, and was taken into custody without incident. He was then transported to the Abington Police Department for processing.

“A long and extensive history of violent criminal activity by Mr. Jason has once again culminated in his arrest, but sadly not before counting a 4-year-old child he shot as among his most recent victims,” said Eric Gartner, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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 Delaware County Sheriffs.

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