A man wanted for murder in Philadelphia was caught Thurday at a home north of Middletown by the U.S. Marshals Service with help from Delaware law enforcement officers.
A man wanted for murder in Philadelphia was caught Thursday at a home north of Middletown by the U.S. Marshals Service.
United States Marshal Glen Paul announced the arrest of Amir Talib Miller, 21, in a home on Ann Drive, west of Route 1, just south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
A warrant was issued for his arrest by the Philadelphia Police for homicide. Miller is accused in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man following a fight May 30 inside a lounge along the 2000 block of Dennie Street in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.
Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Philadelphia requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals First State Fugitive Task Force in Delaware, in locating and apprehending Miller.
The First State Fugitive Task Force established surveillance on the 200 block of Ann Drive, north of Middletown, and at about 4:30 p.m., Miller was observed at the residence. Task Force members made contact with the occupants of the residence and after approximately 30 minutes Miller was found hiding inside a basement wall. Miller was taken into custody and transported for a court appearance regarding extradition to Pennsylvania.
The following Task Force agencies assisted with the apprehension of Miller: New Castle County Police, Delaware State Police, Smyrna Police, and Newark Police.
The USMS First State Fugitive Task Force is comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in an effort to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted by or residing in the State of Delaware.