US Marshals Find ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man Who Allegedly Killed Child

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
July 9, 2019USshare
US Marshals Find ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Man Who Allegedly Killed Child
Keith Burley, 43, was arrested on July 9, 2019. (Pennsylvania State Police)

U.S. Marshals on July 9 found an “armed and dangerous” suspect who went on the run after allegedly stabbing a child to death in Pennsylvania the previous night.

Pennsylvania State Police issued an alert for Keith Burley, 43, in the early hours of Tuesday, July 9. U.S. Marshals said they found a man who appeared to be the suspect in Ohio and state police confirmed in a statement around 9 a.m. EDT that the man in question was Burley.

Keith Burley, 43, was being sought for killing a minor in Lawrence County, the state police had said early July 9, adding: “He is considered armed and dangerous.”

Officials released three pictures of Burley and said anyone with information should call the state police’s New Castle office at 724-598-2211.

U.S. Marshals said they found a man identifying himself as Keith Burley in Youngstown, Ohio, reported WTAE.

As news of Burley’s arrest arrived in New Castle, an officer shouted to others “They got him!” reported CBS.

Stabbing

New Castle Police Department officials said officers were called to a house in Union Township late Monday regarding a stabbing and arrived to find a child dead, reported WTAE.

Police said Burley stabbed the boy, who was the son of his girlfriend, following an argument that started in a car.

Police said the girlfriend escaped from the car before Burley drove her two sons to the house, where he stabbed one of them. The other one was not hurt and ran out of the house to the home of a neighbor, who called the police, reported CBS.

“Anytime there’s a victim that’s a juvenile, it’s difficult for everybody, the family, law enforcement. We don’t like to come to any of these types of calls, but whenever a juvenile is involved, of course, it makes it that much more difficult,” Trooper James Long, of Pennsylvania State Police said.

The age of the deceased child was later given as eight years old.

Burley was out on parole for a previous homicide conviction, police told WTAE. He was released from prison in March.

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