Philadelphia, PA – The U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force arrested June 6 a second suspect in the June 4 mass shooting incident on South Street in which three people were killed and 11 injured.
Rashaan Vereen, 34, was taken into custody without incident around 7:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Hemberger Street.
Vereen is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, conspiracy, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, possession of an instrument of crime, tampering of evidence and obstruction of justice.
This was a joint investigation with the U.S. Marshals Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Philadelphia Homicide Detective Division.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force mission is to locate and apprehend fugitives throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. This task force is the nation's first fugitive task force, originating in 1981. With offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Easton, and Reading, the Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force has developed and will continue to develop relationships with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. This task force prides itself in arresting the most violent offenders while ensuring the safety of the citizens and the community.
Participants include the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, Philadelphia Police Department, Chester City Police Department and Bucks County Sherriff's Department.