ENOLA, Pa. — A 19-year-old homicide suspect from Berks County was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 13 in Enola, Cumberland County by members of the U.S. Marshals (USMS) Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced.
Justin Santiago, of Reading, was charged in a deadly shooting that occurred Dec. 10, 2020 on the 300 block of Church Street in Reading, Pane said.
He was charged with second-degree homicide and related offenses on Dec. 21, 2021 after an investigation by Reading Police.
However, Santiago could not be found, and the USMS Fugitive Task Force was asked to apprehend him, according to Pane.
At about 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 13, members of the Fugitive Task Force and other law enforcement agents arrested Santiago without incident on the 200 block of Enola Street in Enola, Pane said.
He was turned over to the East Pennsboro Township Police Department for booking and arraignment.
“The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of working with state and local police agencies to bring those charged with serious crimes to justice as quickly as possible," Pane said in a press release. "In this way the Marshals Service contributes to the overall public safety of our communities.”
The USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania is comprised of 21 state, county and local police agencies including the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the Dauphin County Adult Probation Office, the Swatara Township Police Department, the Derry Township Police Department and the Lower Paxton Township Police Department -- all of whom participated in this investigation.