US Marshal’s Task Force Arrests Suspect in 2016 Fatal Stabbing

By Nicole Perez, Albuquerque Journal

A man suspected of stabbing another man to death in front of three of his children last summer was arrested Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to a spokesman for the agency.

The U.S. Marshals Service found Shannon Patchell, 37, near Zuni and Pennsylvania Friday.

He was wanted for allegedly stabbing and killing 33-year-old Alonzo Dale on June 22.

Dale was at the Walgreens at Central and San Mateo with his three youngest children the night of the stabbing, his mother told the Journal in June.

Police at the time said they were looking for one man who attacked Dale, as well as two other men who joined in.

Authorities haven’t said if they believe Patchell was one of those men and didn’t release any detail about how they tracked down Patchell or why they believe he is the suspect.

It’s unclear if the other two men who were also suspected in the crime have been identified or are facing charges.

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U.S. Marshals Southwest Investigative Fugitive Team (SWIFT) Task Force arrested Patchell without incident at the 8000 block of Bell Avenue in Albuquerque, NM.


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