Cops nab alleged Fishtown clerk killer

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From NBC Philadelphia:

The man who authorities believe killed a Fishtown store clerk working the overnight shift was arrested Thursday ending a two-week manhunt.

Quasheam Richburg, 20, was arrested Thursday morning on the 2000 block of S Norwood Street in South Philly, according to Philly Police.

Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were acting on a tip called into 9-1-1 when they arrested the alleged murderer. Richburg surrendered without incident, police said.

Early on the morning of May 26, Richburg, who is from the 2500 block of Ridge Drive, was caught on a surveillance camera using a sawed-off shotgun to shoot Mustafa Shakur in the head, according to police.

Shakur was working the overnight shift at Trax Foods, located on North Front Street.

Richburg and another man — identified by police as 17-year-old Marvelle Hargrove — entered the store around 3 a.m. and demanded money from Shakur.

Surveillance video shows the two suspects coming into the store and demanding money. When Shaker didn’t cooperate, they tried to lift the entire cash register, but couldn’t. Then Richburg allegedly fired off two shots, killing Shakur instantly, cops said.

Richburg will be charged with murder and other charges, cops said.

Shakur had started a campaign in the neighborhood to promote peace and even hung posters for the cause inside the store.

“He was a good person, ya know? …it’s a shame,” says a neighbor.

The second suspect Hargrove remains on the loose. A $1,500 reward is being offered for info leading to his arrest. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335.

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