U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Philadelphia Homicide Suspect in York

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Harrisburg, PA
– Today, United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced the arrest of Damon Baker, a 49-year-old Philadelphia man.

On June 8, 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department investigated the
fatal shooting of two people in the 1700 block of North 27th Street.
And, on June 23, 2021, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging
Baker with two counts of homicide and lesser included offenses. Baker
could not be found, and the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task
Force was asked to apprehend him.

The fugitive task force
investigated and learned that Baker was staying in a hotel in the 200
block of Arsenal Road, York, Pennsylvania. Today at about 1 p.m.,
members of the fugitive task force and York County Drug Task Force
arrested Baker at the hotel without incident. He was turned over to the
York County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking Unit for processing and
arraignment.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S.
Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive investigative agency
and arrests more than 4,000 alleged murderers each year. We add Damon
Baker’s name to that list and by doing so we are making our communities
safer.”

The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of
Pennsylvania is comprised of 21 state, county, and local police agencies
– including the York City Police Department, the York County District
Attorney’s Office, the York County Sheriff’s Office, the Northern York
County Regional Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and the Spring Garden
Township Police Department – all of whom participated in this
investigation.

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

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