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Rochester, N.Y. -- On Wednesday morning a man by the name of Tymere Jones was apprehended on Congress Street in Rochester by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Jones was wanted for attempted murder and his suspected role in two shootings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
One shooting occurred in September 2011 and authorities suspect Jones of shooting a man who attempted to flee during a gunpoint robbery. The other shooting occurred in August 2012 when a woman was shot in the chest.
A reward for information leading to Jones' captured was offered and investigators developed leads that were forwarded to the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Rochester, N.Y. Within 24-hours of receiving that information Jones was located in the area of Congress Street according to U.S. Marshal Charles Salina of the Western District of New York.
"Especially in a high priority case where you have a violent individual allegedly wanted for shootings we act on it immediately and put our resources together and do whatever we can to get a violent individual off the streets," Salina said.
Members of the task force apprehended Jones, who had changed his appearance, when he left a Rochester home to walk a small dog. Once confronted he reportedly lied about his identity but Deputy Marshals questioned his tattoos and he then admitted who he was.
Jones was booked into the Monroe County Jail and will be extradited to Philadelphia later this week.