Philadelphia, PA – Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Ajani Uhuru, 23, for murder, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on May 23rd in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Uhuru was wanted for murder in relation to a shooting which occurred May 19th, at the Penn Jersey Food Mart in Sunbury Pennsylvania. A homicide warrant was issued for Uhuru on May 20th, and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania was delegated the fugitive investigation.
Early this morning, Deputy Marshals in Philadelphia received information Uhuru may be hiding with an associate, Daimeer Clark, 22, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Clark was wanted for a firearms related warrant issued May 18th, 2022, by the Williamsport Bureau Police Department. On May 23rd, Marshals discovered an apartment associated to Clark in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue in Philadelphia. Upon entering the apartment, Clark surrendered to investigators without incident. However, Uhuru barricaded himself in a bedroom for an hour before Marshals negotiated his surrender. During the arrest, two firearms were recovered. Both Uhuru and Clark were then transported back to Northumberland and Lycoming County by Task Force Officers.
This was a joint investigation involving the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Forces in Eastern and Middle Pennsylvania, the Sunbury Police Department and the Williamsport Police Department. Robert Clark, Task Force Supervisor for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said "The U.S. Marshals Service has once again proven why we are the very best at locating people who do not wish to be found. I am very glad we were able to assist our partners from the Middle District of Pennsylvania".
The Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force is a team of law enforcement officers led by U.S. Marshals in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. The task force’s objective is to seek out and arrest violent crime fugitives.