A man wanted on homicide charges in Pittsburgh was apprehended by U.S. Marhsals in Tuscon, Ariz. today after remaining on the lam for nearly two years.
Jarrell A. Liddell, 33, faces charges of homicide, criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault and gun violations in connection with the Jan. 16, 2011, killing of Ronald Washington in the Hill District.
Pittsburgh police said Mr. Washington and his friend, Chanel Hopkins, 20, left a friend's house in the 200 block of Lombard Street about 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 16. Shortly after they entered their vehicle, police said, two men approached them. One of them, identified by police as Mr. Liddell, fired multiple rounds into the car. Mr. Washington was struck in the chest; Ms. Hopkins suffered gunshot wounds throughout her body, police said, but her injuries were not life-threatening.
The U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, which includes local and federal law enforcement, tracked down Mr. Liddell to Arizona, where they believe he was living under his brother's name. Members of the U.S. Marshals District of Arizona Task Force arrested him without incident at a Tuscon gas station today. He was taken to the Pima County Jail where he was awaiting extradition to Pittsburgh.
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