Fugitive found in Williamsport, taken for Philadelphia shooting

A fugitive wanted in a Philadelphia shooting was found in a raid Wednesday at a house in the 1400 block of Saint James Place, U.S. Marshals Service said.

The fugitive investigation-led task force took the suspect, Eric Antoine Richardson, 35, out of the house, arresting him in connection with a Nov. 28, 2018 shooting investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department.

The shooting resulted in injuries to a man in the 6100 block of Elwood Avenue, in Philadelphia, authorities said.

Philadelphia detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Richardson with aggravated assault, person not to possess firearm, and lesser included offenses.

On Jan. 10, detectives from the Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office obtained an arrest warrant charging Richardson with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver (controlled substances).

Attempts to find Richardson in Philadelphia and Williamsport were unsuccessful and the U.S. Marshals Service was asked to apprehend him.

At 11 a.m., a caravan of police vehicles headed toward the house. The armed officers entered the house while others remained outside of the residence, where he allegedly gave false identification to authorities, city police said.

It took 10 minutes before officers emerged from the house with Richardson in handcuffs.

Later, he admitted his identity and was turned over to Lycoming County sheriff office for arraignment.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The coordination and cooperation demonstrated by law enforcement in this case led directly to a dangerous fugitive being taken off the streets. It is our top priority to arrest violent crime fugitives, especially those who have no regard for human life.”