Monday, July 6, 2015

Second suspect in officer's slaying arrested in Alabama

Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and officers from the 22nd police district are preparing to march in a procession with Officer Moses Walker Jr.'s body to his viewing at Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 20th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

Second suspect in officer's slaying arrested in Alabama

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Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and officers from the 22nd police district are preparing to march in a procession with Officer Moses Walker Jr.'s body to his viewing at Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 20th Street and Lehigh Avenue.
A public viewing will be held tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at the church.
Meanwhile, Ramsey said that police have a few leads in the hunt for Chancier McFarland, the second suspect in Walker's death.
"We hope we get him today," Ramsey said. "We're optimistic."
Ramsey said that he didn't want to go into specifics, but that "it's unlikely we'll find him in Philadelphia."

UPDATE: Police announced that Chancier McFarland, the second suspect in Officer Moses Walker Jr.'s murder, was arrested today in Montgomery, Ala. (Police originally reported that McFarland was arrested in Mobile, Ala., but updated that information this evening.)

McFarland turned himself in to the FBI in Montgomery, Homicide Capt. James Clark told reporters Sunday evening. Philadelphia homicide detectives are en route to Alabama, but Clark did not know whether an extradition hearing would have to be held before they could take him into custody.

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Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and officers from the 22nd police district are preparing to march in a procession with Officer Moses Walker Jr.'s body to his viewing at Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 20th Street and Lehigh Avenue.

The procession kicked off from the Dr. Ethel A. Allen Public School on Lehigh Avenue near 31st Street and headed for the church, where a public viewing will be held tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Ramsey said earlier today that police had a few leads in the hunt for Chancier McFarland, the second suspect in Walker's death.

"We hope we get him today," Ramsey said. "We're optimistic."

Ramsey said that he didn't want to go into specifics, but that "it's unlikely we'll find him in Philadelphia."

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