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Saturday, October 15, 2016

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Shooting Suspects



Harrisburg, PA - United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested a 15 year old juvenile in Lancaster, PA and a Lowell Foster, 20, in Harrisburg, PA.

On September 9, 2016, it is alleged that a suspect shot at the victims striking two of them. Both victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. The shooting occurred at the Smalls Athletic Field in York City during a football game. The York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging the suspect with firearms not to be carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person, aggravated assault, possession of firearm by minor and criminal mischief/damage property.

On October 13, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers located and arrested this juvenile without incident in Lancaster, PA. The juvenile was turned over to local authorities pending further judicial proceedings.

On October 12, 2016 the Lancaster Police Department responded to a shooting in the 600 block of South Queen Street. A victim sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The Lancaster Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging a Lowell Foster with criminal attempt homicide. It is alleged that Foster shot his victim after a verbal argument.

On October 13, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers located and arrested Foster near 13th and Derry Street in Harrisburg City. Foster was turned over to local authorities pending further judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force places a high priority on fugitive cases in which there is the use of gun violence against our citizens. Our community will not be a safe haven for those charged with such violent crimes and we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to bring violent offenders to justice.”

The USMS worked jointly in both investigations with personnel from the Lancaster Police Department, York City Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Office, York County District Attorney Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg Bureau of Police, Swatara Township Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

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