DANIEL J. CHRISTIAN, 31, who was added to the Massachusetts State Police Most Wanted List on Wednesday, was located and arrested this afternoon in Sacramento, California.
The arrest followed an exhaustive investigation by the MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section, whose troopers developed information indicating that CHRISTIAN, who has a lengthy and violent criminal history, was at an address in Sacramento.
That information was forwarded to law enforcement authorities in California. At 4:30 pm today (EST), based on that information, members of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Division located and arrested CHRISTIAN.
CHRISTIAN, who is most recently wanted for shooting at two people in Gardner, Mass., is currently being held at the Sacramento County Jail and will be arraigned as a fugitive from justice pending his rendition.
CHRISTIAN will be returned to Massachusetts to face charges of assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, and illegal discharge of a firearm in connection with the Gardner incident, which occurred this last July 18. An investigation by Gardner Police indicated that CHRISTIAN, at the time a Gardner resident, followed two people in his vehicle, cut them off, and got out of the vehicle and fired multiple gunshots at them. The victims were not hit. CHRISTIAN fled the area and remained at large until his capture today.