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Most Wanted: Fugitive wanted in New Year's quadruple shooting

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U.S. marshals are looking for a suspect accused of shooting four people at a New Year's party in Pittsburgh, and they have information that he may be hiding in the D.C. area.

Julian Sims, 20, is wanted on four counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and firearms violations.

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Julian Sims

Description: 5-foot-7; 145 pounds; freckles; tattoo of name "Bridgette" on neck

IF SPOTTED: Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts can call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Sims is from the Pittsburgh area, but Marshals deputies have information he is in Maryland. Sims has relatives in Upper Marlboro and has had past contact with law enforcement in Prince George's County.

"Sims is clearly dangerous and very reckless," said Matt Burke, supervisory inspector for the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. "If he is still in this area, we want to know about it and help our partners in Pittsburgh close this case."

Police said a resident at the New Year's party asked several uninvited men to leave. Sims pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting three men and one woman, police said.

One victim was in critical condition; the other three were expected to live.

Sims is a light-skinned black man with freckles and a neck tattoo that says "Bridgette," police said. He is listed as 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds.

Sims is also wanted in Pennsylvania for violating the conditions of his probation following a conviction for possession of a firearm in 2011, and for failing to appear in court to answer drug charges in Pennsylvania after an arrest last year.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 301-489-1717.

Tips from readers of The Washington Examiner have led directly to the arrests of 50 fugitives, including some as far away as New York and North Carolina.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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