Saturday, December 01, 2012

Arizona U.S. Marshals Arrest Pittsburgh Homicide Suspect

Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh homicide suspect, Jarrell Anthony Liddell, was arrested in Tucson, Arizona today according to the U.S. Marshal’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Deputies with the U.S. Marshal’s Office were able to develop leads that indicated that Liddell may be residing in Arizona under his brother’s identity. This information was forwarded to members of the US Marshals District of Arizona Fugitive Task Force who were able to locate and arrest Liddell this afternoon without incident as he left an Eastside Tucson gas station pursuant to the Pittsburgh warrant.

Liddell, age 33, was charged on January 17, 2012 by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police with Criminal Homicide, Criminal Attempt Homicide, Carrying a Firearm without a License, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Aggravated Assault. Liddell was wanted in the January 16, 2011, shooting death of Ronald Washington on Lombard Street in the Hill District section of Pittsburgh. Liddell is alleged to have walked up to Washington, who was seated in a car, and shot him multiple times. A second victim also in the car received wounds to his arm and legs.

The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) had been actively investigating Liddell’S whereabouts and forwarded their information to the Tuscan Fugitive Task Force where he was arrested this afternoon without incident.

Liddell was also wanted pursuant to a Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) arrest warrant for the underlying offense of Armed Robbery of a business. Following his arrest, Liddell was booked into the Pima County Jail pending extradition to Pittsburgh.

The Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force is made up of the following member agencies: U.S. Marshals, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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