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Reward for capture of Burholme shooting suspect

The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Asir Boone, 17. 

On Tuesday, a warrant for attempted murder and related charges was issued by the Philadelphia Police Department for Boone’s role in the shooting of eight high school students at a SEPTA bus stop at 7300 Rising Sun Ave. in Burholme.

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The U.S. Marshals Service is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to Boone’s arrest. The reward will be processed immediately upon arrest and not upon conviction.

Boone stands 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 140 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Olney section and his last known address was on the 500 block of Manheim St. in Germantown. 

“A deadline has come and gone for Asir Boone to turn himself in. We are now asking for the public’s assistance to further our investigation while also warning that anyone supporting Boone’s flight will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark.  

Tips can be called in to the U.S. Marshals Philadelphia Tipline at 866-865-TIPS (8477) or at www.usmarshals.gov.

Three males have already been arrested in connection with the March 6 shooting of Northeast High School students near a Dunkin’ Donuts.

The suspects have been identified as Ahnile Buggs, 18, of the 1000 block of W. Olney Ave.; Jamaal Tucker, 18, of the 200 block of E. Slocum St. in Mount Airy; and Jermahd Carter, 19.

All three males have been charged with Attempted Murder and other charges.

A video showed a dark blue 2019 Hyundai Sonata, with tinted windows pulling into the parking lot, and three masked males exiting the passenger doors. They ran toward a bus stop and fired guns at people waiting to board, then hopped back in the car as the driver raced away.

The victims were seven males and one female, ages 15-17. Seven were admitted to hospitals in stable condition. One, a 16-year-old boy, sustained nine gunshot wounds to the torso and had been in critical condition, but he is recovering. He is believed to be the target of the shooting. ••

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