'Armed and dangerous' fugitive eludes authorities

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U.S. Marshals are looking for a fugitive with a violent history who has disappeared after they say he violated his parole on a robbery charge.

Kinshasa Reddock, 28, was serving out a sentence for beating up and robbing a customer outside a Chinese restaurantin the 1900 block of Third Street in Northeast Washington. Reddock punched and kicked the victim and ran off with the victim's cell phone and book bag, which contained a recently purchased shirt and pair of pants.

Marshals deputies are asking the public to help find Reddock before there are more victims.

"Reddock is unpredictable and should be considered armed and dangerous," said Inspector James Werking of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. "We need to take him off the streets."

Reddock has an arrest history dating back to 2001, including arrests for assault with a dangerous weapon, shoplifting, unlawful entry and possession of cocaine.

Reddock, who is also known as Keith Hamza, Khalid Keita and Abdul Keith,was known to frequent the T Street area of Northeast D.C.

Anyone with information regarding Reddock's whereabouts is urged to call Werking or the U.S. Marshals Service at 301-489-1717 or 1-800-336-0102.

Since 2008, The Examiner's "Most Wanted" feature has led directly to the capture or surrender of 53 fugitives, including one last week who had his newspaper clipping in his pocket when he was taken into custody.

At least nine fugitives were wanted for murder or had previously been convicted of a homicide.

The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, is comprised of 30 federal, state and local agencies from Baltimore to Norfolk. The task force has captured more than 33,000 wanted fugitives since its creation in 2004.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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