16.8 C
New York
April 12, 2024
NewsAltitude
Top News TOP STORIES

Philadelphia teen murder suspect who escaped en route to hospital is captured

Philadelphia teen murder suspect who escaped en route to hospital is captured

A Philadelphia teen murder suspect who escaped en route to a hospital in the city last week is back in custody, police said Sunday.

Shane Pryor, 17, was captured by members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the Philadelphia Police Department while boarding a public transit bus, said Sgt. Eric Gripp, a police spokesman.

Pryor was captured at 3rd Street and Roosevelt Boulevard and then taken to the police Homicide Unit, Gripp said. The marshals service’s Philadelphia division said on X that Pryor was taken into custody at 6:30 p.m.

Investigators were conducting surveillance in an area that Pryor was known to frequent when he was seen boarding a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority bus, the marshals service said. They were able to pull the bus over and arrest him without incident.

Pryor escaped at around noon Wednesday when he was being transported in a van to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a hand injury, police said at the time.

“As the male was exiting that car, he was able to escape from staff and run from this area on foot,” Deputy Police Commissioner Frank Vanore told reporters Wednesday.

Pryor was not handcuffed when he got out of the van, Vanore said, adding that he wasn’t sure whether he broke out of them or he never had them on.

Pryor is still awaiting trial on a 2020 murder charge. He is accused of fatally shooting a woman in the head in an alley when he was 14 years old, NBC Philadelphia reported, citing court documents.

He was taken into custody when he was 15 years old, Vanore said.

Rebecca Cohen

Rebecca Cohen is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.

Read More