The manhunt for a “person of interest” in two Delaware homicides wreaked havoc in Philadelphia on Wednesday , as three officers chasing the man by car were hurt during a crash on I-95, the suspect subsequently crashed his car into a SEPTA bus, and four schools were placed on lockdown while officers flooded the neighborhood in pursuit.
As of Thursday morning, 20-year-old Dejuan Robinson was still on the lam.
Capt. Sekou Kinebrew, a Philadelphia police spokesperson, said authorities in Delaware had been seeking to arrest Robinson over a probation violation for a gun case but that they also were seeking Robinson for questioning in connection with two murders. Kinebrew did not offer further details about those cases but said police were considering Robinson armed and dangerous.
Kinebrew said police believe Robinson fled on foot after crashing his Acura sedan into the bus at Broad Street and Oregon Avenue sometime around 11:30 a.m.; a bus passenger suffered minor injuries.
Officers then launched a search on foot, by car, and in a police helicopter to look for him.
As a result, four schools were placed on lockdown: South Philadelphia High School, and A.S. Jenks, Bregy, and Fell elementary schools. School officials said Wednesday afternoon that they staggered dismissal times with the assistance of police.