PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2023) — District Attorney Larry Krasner and additional law enforcement officials convened at Holy Nation Baptist Church to request the public’s help in locating nine fugitives wanted for homicides committed in North Philadelphia and Brewerytown since 2018. Members of the public with information about these suspects’ whereabouts should call the Philadelphia Police Department’s crime tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or email [email protected]. They can also contact the U.S. Marshall’s Office at 1-877-WANTED-2 (1-877-926-8332). Visit PhillyMostWanted.org for more information. The suspects are as follows:
Justin Akines is wanted for fatally beating his partner’s 4-month-old child in an apartment on the 8200 block of Frankford Avenue on the morning of September 4, 2022. Investigators do not have a motive for this tragedy.
Derek Chappelle is wanted for fatally shooting a 33-year-old Black man on the 2400 block of North Sydenham Street on the morning of February 21, 2023. Investigators do not know what precipitated the shooting, which left the decedent dead while seated in a black Nissan Maxima. Multiple 9mm rounds were found at the crime scene, but no crime gun was recovered. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office reviewed the police investigation and approved charges for Murder, Violation of Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA) 6105, 6106, 6108, and Possession of an Instrument of Crime.
Nicholas Corea is wanted for fatally shooting a 43-year-old male on the 1400 block of Cambridge Street on the evening of December 7, 2022. Investigators have not determined a motive for this homicide. A crime gun was recovered in addition to several 9mm fired cartridge casings and other forensic evidence, including DNA and fingerprints. Investigators believe Corea may have fled to the Dominican Republic, but this is unconfirmed at this time.
Reginald Harden is wanted for fatally shooting a 37-year-old Black man in the head and chest near the corner of 20th and Cumberland Streets on the afternoon of January 31, 2022. According to eyewitnesses, the fatal shooting was precipitated by an argument between the suspect and decedent. Multiple .380 and .40 caliber fired cartridge casings were recovered by investigators. A crime gun was never found, however.
Khari Murphy is wanted for fatally shooting a 32-year-old Black man in the back, chest, and arms on the 2600 block of North Chadwick Street on the morning of September 14, 2018. Investigators have not determined a motive for this unsolved homicide case that has spanned nearly five years. Police recovered eight 9mm fired cartridge casings from the scene but no crime gun.
Inahya Sparks is wanted for fatally shooting a 17-year-old Black male in the back during the course of a robbery on the 2300 block of Edgley Street in the early morning hours of September 1, 2020. No crime gun was recovered from the scene.
Anthony Watson is wanted for fatally shooting a 16-year-old Black male multiple times in the decedent’s Honda Pilot on the 2200 block of West Diamond Street in the early morning hours of August 23, 2020. Investigators recovered numerous 9mm fired cartridge casings but no crime gun. The motive for this homicide is unknown. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office reviewed the police investigation and approved charges of Murder, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Conspiracy, and related illegal firearm charges on March 1, 2022.
Marcus Whitehead is wanted for fatally shooting a 26-year-old Black male on the 1900 block of North 9th Street in the early morning hours of August 6, 2022. Investigators recovered eight .45 caliber fired cartridge casings and a Glock Model 17 semi-automatic pistol containing 18 live rounds. The decedent was in Philadelphia for the memorial service of a friend who was gunned down in a separate homicide incident.
Jahmir Wylie is wanted for fatally shooting a 30-year-old Black man on the 2400 block of Kelly Drive on the morning of July 16, 2022. Investigators believe this homicide resulted from an argument between Wylie and the decedent. .40 caliber fired cartridge casings were recovered from the crime scene by investigators in addition to a Glock 9mm magazine. No crime gun was located, however. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office reviewed the police investigation and approved Murder and related charges for this suspect on August 25, 2022. Watch this Philadelphia Police Department video to learn more about this case.
“Bringing suspects who commit these violent offenses to justice sends a clear message to others who may be contemplating using violence to settle disputes: You will be caught and prosecuted,” said DA Krasner. “But law enforcement simply cannot do this alone. That’s why we urge members of the public with information on these and other serious crimes to come forward.”Central Division Victim Services.Survivors and co-victims living in North Philadelphia and Brewerytown can access services ranging from counseling to victim compensation assistance and more by contacting
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