Washington D.C. murder suspect arrested in Morgantown

Published: Sep. 12, 2017 at 3:48 PM EDT
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A Washington D.C. murder suspect was captured in Morgantown Tuesday.

The U.S. Marshals Service said a Washington D.C. task force and local officials arrested 24-year-old Demarius Anton Jackson near Wall Street around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Jackson was charged with Second Degree Murder While Armed by the Superior Court of the District of Columbia after allegedly shooting Javier Amaya-Olivares in early July. Amaya-Olivares later died from the gunshot.

The U.S. Marshals Service says members of their Capital Area Fugitive Task Force traveled to Morgantown Tuesday after receiving a tip that Jackson was hiding out there.

The Task Force members teamed up with Deputy U.S. Marshals from Clarksburg and the Morgantown Police Department to locate and arrest Jackson without incident. Jackson has since faced a United States Magistrate in the Northern District of West Virginia and has been ordered to be returned to Washington D.C.

Jackson will be held at Central Regional Jail pending his transfer.