U.S. Marshals Arrest Murder Suspect

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Seattle, WA
– Earlier today, the U.S. Marshals led, Pacific
Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, arrested Marcel Long, 19, for 1st
degree murder.

Long, who was wanted by the Seattle Police
Department for a shooting death that occurred near the Seattle Capitol
Hill Occupied Protest “CHOP” Zone in June of 2020, was arrested while
walking along S. 216th Street near 14th Avenue S. in Des Moines,
Washington. During the investigation, members of the PNVOTF developed
information that Long was staying at an apartment complex nearby. Law
Enforcement identified Long, and after a brief foot chase occurred, he
was taken into custody and transported to the Seattle Police Department.

Richard Craig, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal said,
“The U.S. Marshals Service and its task force partners will not tolerate
such violence in our communities. We are committed to ensuring that
dangerous fugitives are brought before the court. It is my sincere hope
that this arrest brings some sense of calm to the community.”

The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force
is composed of Deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of
Washington and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies,
including the Seattle Police Department, Washington Department of
Corrections, King County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish County Sheriff’s
Office. Since its creation in 2010, the PNVOTF has arrested almost
14,000 violent fugitives for various offenses including homicide,
failure to register as a sex offender, sex crimes, firearms, and federal
probation violations.

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


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