EDWARDSVILLE BOROUGH, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Eyewitness News has new information on the suspect U.S. Marshalls arrested earlier today in Luzerne County.
According to the U.S. Marshalls, Shamel M. Williams, 24 from Edwardsville, was taken into custody on October 12 by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force as a suspect in a 2021 shooting and a 2022 homicide investigation.
On April 7, 2021, officers say they responded to a report of a victim with a gunshot wound in the area of the Hilltop Apartments in Edwardsville.
Investigators say they found a woman shot in the buttocks on the scene and determined Williams was a suspect in the case. Police obtained a warrant for Williams’ arrest but he fled and police were unable to locate him.
On April 25, 2022, the New York City Police Department said they investigated a homicide that occurred on the NYC Transit System. As a result of their investigation, officers learned Williams was a suspect in this case too.
On October 12, the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force located Williams hiding in a home with a one-year-old on Railroad Street in Larksville.
Williams is being held in the Luzerne County Prison and has been denied bail.
He faces aggravated assault charges, endangering the welfare of children charges, and other related charges for the Edwardsville Shooting.