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For Immediate Release

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May 06, 2014 Mike Powell, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Iowa (515) 323-2854
Chicago Homicide Suspect Captured in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA – A team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals have arrested a Chicago homicide suspect in Des Moines.

Daryl D. Lee, 20, was arrested Monday afternoon by members of the Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force near the intersection of 27th Street and Boston Avenue in Des Moines. Lee was wanted by the Chicago Police Department in connection with the shooting death there of 16-year-old Marquise Harris following a dispute at a party on January 11.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Chicago developed information that Lee fled to the Des Moines area sometime after the alleged shooting. Additional investigation by members of the Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force led to information that Lee may be frequenting an apartment complex located at 30th Street and Boston Avenue in Des Moines. Task Force Officers began surveillance of the area Monday around 11:30 a.m.

At around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Task Force Officers observed a subject matching Lee’s description walking near the intersection of 27th and Boston. Officers approached the subject and identified him as Lee. Lee was then taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Polk County Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to Chicago.

The Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force is a team of local, state, and federal law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of Iowa. In addition to U.S. Marshals, member agencies include the Polk County Sheriff’s Office; the Iowa Department of Public Safety; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Homeland Security Investigations. In Fiscal Year 2013, Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force investigations led to the arrest of 586 fugitives wanted on outstanding local, state, and federal warrants.

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

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