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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New York Homicide Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force

Martinsburg, WV – On July 28, 2015 the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, West Virginia State Police, Shepherdstown Police Department, Martinsburg Police Department, Charles Town Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia Department of Corrections and members of the Marshals New York / New Jersey Fugitive Task Force arrested Patrick Zephir wanted for Murder in New York City.

Patrick Zephir 33, of New York City was wanted by the New York Police Department on a charge of Murder. The U.S. Marshals Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) became aware Zephir was in the area when they were contacted by the New York/ New Jersey Fugitive Task Force (NYNJRTF). Patrick Zephir was wanted in New York for a shooting that occurred in New York City resulting in the victim’s death.

The fugitive investigation put Patrick Zephir living with a girlfriend on the 400 block of South Kentucky Avenue in Martinsburg, West Virginia. In the early morning hours of July 28, 2015 Officers located and arrested Zephir on S. Kentucky Ave.

Patrick Zephir was charged as a fugitive from justice and remains in the Eastern Regional Jail for extradition back to New York City to answer to his charges.

The primary mission of the U.S. Marshals led task forces is to locate and capture fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders and other violent felony offenses.

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