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Portsmouth homicide suspect captured near Washington D.C.

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 11:10:41-05

Springfield, Va. – A fugitive wanted for allegedly shooting a man to death in broad daylight in Port Norfolk has been tracked down and arrested by U.S. Marshals.

35 year-old Quintin Lee Hardy Jr. was arrested at a home in Springfield, Virginia, around 9:30 Monday night.

On the afternoon of May 2, Portsmouth Police responded to reports of a shooting at the intersection of Vermont and Commerce Street in the Port Norfolk area of Portsmouth. Officers who arrived on scene found a man lying in the street, who later died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

The man has been identified as 40-year-old Tonieo E. Burden of Portsmouth.

On November 5, Hardy was charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm, and the U.S. Marshals took the lead on the fugitive investigation. Despite Hardy having a six-month head start, U.S. Marshals were able to quickly determine Hardy was staying in the D.C. area.

The investigation was then narrowed down to family members of Hardy living in the 8000 block of Northumberland Road in Springfield. Around 9:30 p.m. on December 14, U.S. Marshals and Fairfax County Detectives took Hardy into custody without incident at the residence.

Hardy is currently being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center awaiting his return to Portsmouth.

The U.S. Marshals-led Fugitive Task Force consists of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals, Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, Newport News Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department and Norfolk Police Department. The main objective of the task force is to seek out and arrest violent offenders with outstanding federal and state warrants.