NY Murder Suspect Apprehended in Shenandoah County

The suspect in the murder of a schools superintendent in western New York was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service Friday.

Partnered for the search, Deputy U.S. Marshal John Doss and a Harrisonburg police officer spotted Anthony Robert Taglianetti II's vehicle in the Fort Valley Road area, stopped him and took him in to custody without incident late Friday afternoon. Various leads led them to patrol the area.

The nationwide manhunt for the 42-year-old father of four from Woodbridge, Va., led investigators to Virginia after reports he was in Prince William County earlier this week. He was wanted in connection with the homicide of 51-year-old Keith Reed Jr.

Police found Reed, who was the superintendent in the small town of Clymer, N.Y., shot to death behind his home Monday.

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, authorities said they believe Reed was targeted and that it was an isolated incident.

Sources told News4 Reed was an acquaintance of Taglianetti's wife. Records show Reed was divorced, but his neighbors said he'd spoken of a fiancee with young children who lived several hours away.

Taglianetti received survival training while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, but an official at Quantico said there is no record he received sniper training as was previously reported on News4 and NBCWashington.com.

The U.S. Marshals Service will turn Taglianetti over to New York law enforcement.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office assisted in the search.

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