U.S. Marshals Arrest Final Suspect in Murder of 14 Year Old

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Philadelphia, PA
– Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task
Force arrested Jahlil Williams, 23, for murder, at approximately 8:00
a.m. on February 8th in the 100 block of Holly Road NW in Atlanta, 
Georgia. Williams was wanted for murder in relation to the shooting of a
14 year old boy which occurred  November 29th, 2021, in the 100
block of west Wyoming Avenue. A homicide warrant was issued for Williams
on December 1st, 2021 and the U.S. Marshals Service opened a joint
fugitive investigation with agents of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and detectives of the Philadelphia Homicide Detective

During the course of the investigation, Deputy
Marshals in Philadelphia developed information Williams may be hiding in
Atlanta, Georgia. On February 8th, a search warrant was executed by
Georgia State Patrol SWAT at a short-term residence Marshals believed
Williams to be staying. Williams was arrested without incident inside
the residence and was then transported to the Fulton County jail where
he awaits extradition back to Philadelphia.

Eric Gartner, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania, said “The arrest of Jahlil Williams, the 4th
perpetrator involved in this horrific shooting, demonstrates the
unwavering commitment of the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and the
Philadelphia Police Department, to bring fugitives to justice from
anywhere in the world. Our sincerest hope is that this arrest will help
bring some semblance of closure to the Jefferson family, and to Samir’s
fellow 9th graders who were impacted by this senseless murder.”

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. Please see

for more information on
our most wanted fugitives.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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