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Monday, July 13, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Alleged Shooter of Six Year-Old Boy

Norfolk, VA – United States Marshal Robert W. Mathieson announces the capture of Ke’Zar Jones. Jones was wanted by the Norfolk Police Department for a shooting last Friday in which a six year-old boy was shot in the head.

Around 10:00 P.M. on July 3, 2015, Norfolk Police responded to a shooting at a residence on the 400 block of Nicholson Street. Multiple shots were fired through the front door and a six year-old boy inside the residence was struck in the head by one of the bullets. The six year-old was treated for non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital. Ke’Zar Jones was identified as the shooter and warrants were obtained for malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied dwelling, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

Late last night, on July 9, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Norfolk Fugitive Unit were able to bring this reckless individual to justice. Many long hours spent on surveillance over the past week paid off as Jones was identified getting out of a vehicle that pulled into a residence on the 2400 block of Nevada Avenue in Norfolk. Around 10:00 P.M., Jones was taken into custody in the driveway of the residence by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Norfolk Fugitive Unit without incident.

Jones is currently being held at Norfolk City Jail.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service, America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, arrested more than 33,700 federal fugitives, 71,000 state and local fugitives and 11,600 sex offenders in 2014. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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