Pittsburgh, PA - The United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) arrested homicide suspect Paul “Los” Sanders Jr. at approximately 10:40 am this morning at a residence in Wilmerding. Sanders, age 20, was charged by the Allegheny County Police on January 10, 2014 with Criminal Homicide, Robbery and Conspiracy for his role in the shooting death of Imani Porter in a restaurant parking lot at the Waterfront entertainment complex in Munhall. Sanders was also wanted pursuant to an Allegheny County probation violation arrest warrant issued on the same date for the underlying offense of Possession of a Firearm.
The investigation was referred to the U.S. Marshals WPAFTF on January 14, 2014 and was immediately prioritized by task force investigators. Preliminary information indicated Sanders last resided in Wilkinsburg and was known to frequent the Braddock area. Through investigation, WPAFTF members developed critical information which led to his apprehension this morning. Sanders was arrested without incident on the second floor of an apartment in the 300 block of Caldwell Avenue in Wilmerding. Subsequent to his arrest, task force members recovered a quantity of crack cocaine, two digital scales and two cell phones. Additional charges will be filed relative to the narcotics violation. Following his arrest, Sanders was turned over to the custody of Allegheny County Homicide Detectives by task force investigators.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriffs, and Westmoreland County Sheriff’s. These agencies, along with the United States Attorney’s Office, are participating members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF).