PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for an escaped prisoner who is accused of shooting an elderly man inside his home earlier this month.
Authorities say 18-year-old Sean Johnson escaped and is currently considered a fugitive.
According to investigators, Johnson is accused of shooting an 80-year-old man in the stomach and leg inside the victim’s home in the 6600 block of Yocum Street on May 17th.
The victim heard a noise in his basement and when he went to investigate, he was shot. The victim remains in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
A warrant was obtained and Johnson was taken into custody. On May 26th, while at the Southwest Detectives Division, Johnson escaped and is currently a fugitive. Authorities did not elaborate on how Johnson escaped.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s whereabouts is urged to call 215-686-3183.