The U.S. Marshals-led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested a 19-year-old man in Des Moines on Monday, July 12 for investigation of first-degree murder in the June 2020 Seattle CHOP zone case.
Marcel Long, whose last known address was in Renton, was wanted by the Seattle Police Department for a shooting death that occurred near the Seattle Capitol Hill Occupied Protest “CHOP” Zone, was arrested while walking along South 216th Street near 14th Avenue South in Des Moines, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.
During the investigation, members of the task force developed information that Long was staying at an apartment complex nearby where officers spotted him. Law enforcement identified Long, and after a brief foot chase occurred, he was taken into custody and transported to the Seattle Police Department.
Long was charged in August 2020 by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for fatally shooting Lorenzo Anderson, 19, of Seattle, on June 20, 2020.
“The U.S. Marshals Service and its task force partners will not tolerate such violence in our communities,” said Richard Craig, chief deputy U.S. Marshal. “We are committed to ensuring that dangerous fugitives are brought before the court. It is my sincere hope that this arrest brings some sense of calm to the community.”
The Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force is composed of deputy U.S. Marshals from the Western District of Washington and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Seattle Police Department, Washington Department of Corrections, King County Sheriff’s Office and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Since its creation in 2010, the task force has arrested almost 14,000 violent fugitives for various offenses including homicide, failure to register as a sex offender, sex crimes, firearms and federal probation violations.