Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Portsmouth Homicide Suspect Captured Near Washington D.C.

Norfolk, VA - A fugitive wanted for allegedly shooting a man to death in broad daylight in Port Norfolk has been tracked down and arrested by U.S. Marshals. 35 year-old Quinton Lee Hardy Jr. was arrested at a home in Springfield, VA, around 9:30 last night.

On the afternoon of May 2, Portsmouth Police responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of Vermont and Commerce Street in the Port Norfolk area of Portsmouth. Officers who arrived on scene found a 40 year-old man lying in the street, who later died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

On November 5, Hardy was charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm, and the U.S. Marshals took the lead on the fugitive investigation. Despite Hardy having a six-month head start, U.S. Marshals were able to quickly determine Hardy was staying in the D.C. area. The investigation was then narrowed down to family members of Hardy living in the 8000 block of Northumberland Road in Springfield. Around 9:30 p.m. on December 14, U.S. Marshals and Fairfax County Detectives took Hardy into custody without incident at the residence.

Hardy is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center awaiting his return to Portsmouth.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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