PHILADELPHIA (March 21, 2023) — District Attorney Larry Krasner and community leaders gathered at the Church of Christian Compassion to ask for the public’s help in locating 10 fugitives wanted for homicides committed in Philadelphia since 2019. Members of the public with information about these suspects’ whereabouts should call the Philadelphia Police Department’s crime tip line: 215-686-TIPS (8477) or email [email protected]. Callers can remain anonymous. The suspects are as follows:
Brandon Brooks is wanted for fatally shooting a 26-year-old Black man on the 6200 block of Chestnut Street on the morning of March 4, 2022. Investigators believe Brooks fired multiple shots at the decedent following an argument. Two 9mm fired cartridge casings were located at the scene, but no crime gun was recovered.
Gregory Burnett is wanted for fatally shooting a 31-year-old male on the 5000 block of Merion Avenue in the early morning hours of August 16, 2020. Investigators believe an argument led to the fatal shooting. The crime gun was recovered from the scene along with multiple .40 caliber fired cartridge casings. In November 2020, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office approved charges of Murder, Possession of an Instrument of Crime (PIC), Conspiracy, and related illegal firearm charges.
Gustavo Casalez is wanted for fatally stabbing a 32-year-old Hispanic man in the abdomen on the 6400 block of Dorel Street on the evening of February 3, 2022. Casalez’s weapon was not recovered. Investigators believe the fatal stabbing occurred after an argument between Casalez and the victim. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office approved charges of Murder and Possession of an Instrument of Crime on June 7, 2022.
Jacin Fairfax is wanted for fatally shooting a 29-year-old Black man in the head and upper torso on the banks of Cobbs Creek on April 20, 2020. The crime gun used by Fairfax in this apparent execution-style shooting was not recovered. Investigators have not determined a motive for this homicide.
Basir Gillette is wanted for fatally shooting a 16-year-old Black male in the chest on the 5600 block of Grays Avenue on the evening of May 13, 2021. Gillette also shot and wounded the decedent’s 13-year-old cousin during the incident. Investigators believe the shootings stemmed from an argument. No crime gun was recovered from the scene.
Raymond Harcum is wanted for fatally shooting a 26-year-old Black male multiple times in the back and lower extremities on the 1100 block of North 41st Street on the morning of March 19, 2022. Investigators recovered six 9mm fired cartridge casings but no crime gun. The motive for this homicide is unknown. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office approved charges of Murder, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Reckless Endangerment of Another Person, and related illegal firearm charges on March 31, 2022.
Nadir Mitchell is wanted for his role in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old Black male at 1 North 49th Street on the evening of May 31, 2020. His co-conspirator was arrested shortly after the incident. Investigators recovered eight 9mm fired cartridge casings from the scene, but no crime gun. The motive for this shooting is unknown.
Sabir Seifuddin is wanted for fatally shooting a 30-year-old Black man on the 3900 block of Ford Road in the early morning hours of August 11, 2019. Eyewitnesses told investigators that a verbal altercation between the victim and a group of individuals culminated in the fatal shooting. Seven 9mm fired cartridge casings were recovered from the crime scene by investigators, but the handgun was not.
Kyle Smith is wanted for shooting a 46-year-old Black man in the head on the 5600 block of Osage Avenue on the evening of September 22, 2021. Philadelphia Police transported the victim to Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. Smith’s coconspirator was located and arrested in Florida in February 2022. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office subsequently approved Murder, Robbery, and related charges for both suspects. No crime gun was recovered from the scene.
Nathaniel Thomas is wanted for fatally shooting a 34-year-old Black man in the abdomen on the 6100 block of Baltimore Avenue on the evening of September 11, 2022. The shooting occurred during the course of an attempted carjacking. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office approved charges for Murder, Robbery, Carjacking, Possession of an Instrument of Crime (PIC), and related illegal firearm charges on September 21, 2022. No crime gun was recovered from the scene.
“While robust forensic resources are critically important for helping the Philadelphia Police Department solve gun homicides and build strong cases for prosecution, law enforcement cannot hold drivers of gun violence accountable without the public’s assistance,” said DA Krasner. “With the public’s help, we can hopefully bring some measure of closure to the families and communities of those lost to this terrible violence. And to those who are currently wanted: Make this a softer landing by turning yourself in. Reach out to a faith leader or a family member and ask for their help in making this easier for everyone involved.”PhillyMostWanted.org for more information on Philadelphia fugitives.” “Holistic, trauma-informed services are available for co-victims of homicide, even if the person who took your loved one away has not been brought to justice,” said Natasha Danielá de Lima McGlynn, Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia (AVP). “AVP is one of seven victim service agencies in our city that are here to offer support to survivors. If you are a victim of violence in West or Southwest Philadelphia, visit our website to learn more about how you can access services: https://avpphila.org/victim-services/.”“I have a message for Philadelphians: Help us find these people who are hurting our communities,” said Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal. “Some of you know where these wanted individuals are. Help us take these perpetrators off the streets. If you are harboring them and don’t want us knocking on your door, help turn them in. We need your assistance.” “It is important that families know we haven’t given up on finding those responsible for taking their loved ones from them,” said Philadelphia Police Lt. Hamilton Marshmond. “I’m grateful to the District Attorney’s Office for their assistance. Members of the public who want to help us bring these fugitives and others to justice can call the PPD’s tip line: 215-686-TIPS (8477); the U.S. Marshall’s Office: 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332); they can also visit
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