Teen Arrested In Shooting Death Of Well-Known Bucks County Musician
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By Brad Segall and Ben Simmoneau
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – Police in Bucks County say a teen suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a well-known musician who was found inside his home several days after Christmas.
Investigators say 17-year-old Danasia Bakr has been arrested in the death of 56-year-old Danny DeGennaro. DeGennaro was found dead inside his home on December 28th, 2011.
An autopsy revealed that DeGennaro died of a single gunshot wound to his chest.
Bakr, of Morrisville, will be tried as an adult. She’s facing charges that include First Degree Homicide, Conspiracy, Robbery and Burglary.
Prosecutors say she was the getaway driver, who along with four co-conspirators traveled to Levittown where they shot and killed DeGennaro December 28th. Bucks County DA David Heckler believes the teen knew what was going on.
“One of the so far unnamed co-conspirators saying we were going to get some money and she understood that was the purpose of making this trip from Trenton.”
Court papers reveal DeGennaro was gunned down with a shotgun when he confronted the gang. Police don’t know what connection if any there is between the suspects and the musician. Another person is behind bars on unrelated charges. Three, including the triggerman, are still on the loose.
DeGennaro was an immensely talented guitarist from lower Bucks County. His friends say he sang whenever and wherever he could and also performed with band members of the Grateful Dead and the E-Street Band.
DeGennaro leaves behind his 20-year-old daughter, as well as two siblings.