The U.S. Marshals Service said 17-year-old Dayron Burney-Thorn was tracked to the Germantown section of the city and tried to jump out of a fourth-floor apartment window in an attempt to evade arrest for the Sept. 27 shooting outside Roxborough High School.
The fifth and final suspect in an ambush attack outside a Philadelphia high school following a football game last year that killed a 14-year-old boy and injured several teenagers has been captured, authorities said Monday.
Dayron Burney-Thorn Captured
Photos show the fugitive being carried away on a stretcher after suffering undisclosed injuries.
Authorities said Burney-Thorn had been on the run for more than 13 months and was wanted in connection with another murder the day before the shooting outside the high school.
Five men jumped out of a parked SUV and opened fire on teenagers as they walked away from the high school athletic field, authorities said. Nicholas Elizalde, 14, of suburban Havertown, was killed and three other teenagers were hospitalized with injuries. The fourth young man was treated at the scene.
Police said they did not believe Elizalde was one of the intended targets.
Police said one of the attackers chased a 17-year-old victim down the street, shot him in the leg and arm, and tried to fire as he stood over the victim, but the gun either jammed or ran out of bullets. .
In January, a judge ordered Bivins and three others to stand trial in connection with the shooting. All are charged as adults with murder, aggravated assault, firearms offenses and other charges.