Rochester, NY (April 9, 2021) - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, announces it made 12 homicide-related arrests in 2020. The USMS Task Force has also made ten homicide-related arrests to date in 2021. These arrests include locally-related charges, as well as homicide suspects from Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Puerto Rico.

The USMS Fugitive Task Force is comprised of multiple local, state and federal agencies to include: United States Marshals Service, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Police Department, New York State Police and New York State Parole. This Task Force is charged with capturing some of the most violent criminals in our region and across the country. The MCSO deputies who are assigned to this Task Force, have been deputized into the USMS in order to assist in the apprehensions inside and outside of our county.

“Our deputies and task force members put their lives on the line every day to help keep our streets as safe as possible” said Monroe County Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “These deputies and officers know the risk of the job and have dedicated their lives to doing the work that many would not want to. They spend their days looking for the most violent people in our society and work diligently to make sure that those people are brought into custody. I applaud them for their work.”

Shiquan Young, 26, Rochester, was wanted on a sealed indictment warrant for Murder 2nd by MCSO. This warrant was issued to one of the MCSO deputies assigned to the USMS Fugitive Task Force. Over the course of the investigation, which lasted approximately four months, the local Task Force worked with eight separate USMS Task Forces in five separate states to finally locate the suspect in Tampa, Florida in December of 2020.

“Violent criminals wreak havoc and represent an increasing danger in our neighborhoods” said Charles Salina, U.S. Marshal Western District of New York. “The responsibility of arresting dangerous felons, particularly murder suspects, falls to the deputy U.S. Marshals and law enforcement officers on this Task Force. Daily, they exhibit dedication and commitment to reduce violent crime in our region and put their lives on the line to protect the good people in our communities. The U.S. Marshals Task Force will never stop our efforts in reducing violent crime and continue to enjoy great working relationships with our community members and Federal Task Force partners, including the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Police Department, New York State Troopers and New York State Parole.”

The members of the USMS Fugitive Task Force continue to work diligently everyday all over our area to locate and bring these dangerous offenders to justice. Due to the tenacity, partnership and teamwork of the Task Force, from April 1, 2020 to date, the USMS Fugitive Task Force has made more than 400 arrests of violent offenders in our community.

Due to the surge in violence in our community, in the coming weeks, the Task Force will bolster its ranks to address this violence in coordination with other local law enforcement agencies. There will be media availability next week when more details are announced.

We will work to appended the most dangerous individuals and coordinate with our social partners to help any person who wants to get off the pathway to violence.