PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A third man has been arrested for the murder of Samir Jefferson, a 14-year-old boy who was shot nearly 20 times while waiting for a SEPTA bus in North Philadelphia. Police on Monday announced the arrest of Haneef Roberson in Oakwood, Georgia.
Roberson is charged with murder and other related offenses and will be extradited to Philadelphia.READ MORE: Broad Street Run Set To Return May 2022 After Being Canceled Last Spring Due To Pandemic
Philadelphia police say Samir was killed on Nov. 29, 2021. around 3:30 p.m. while he was waiting for a bus.
Police rushed to numerous 911 calls for shots fired outside a packed Rite Aid at the busy intersection of Rising Sun and Wyoming Avenues in the city’s Feltonville neighborhood.
“A vehicle, maybe two, pull up. Two males get out and start shooting at him, chasing him,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.READ MORE: Wegmans Holding Virtual Hiring Event To Fill 400 Positions Across Pennsylvania
Quadir Johnson and Kyair Garnett, both 21, were previously arrested in connection to the murder. They’ve been charged with murder, conspiracy, possession of an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
Family members say Samir loved music, playing basketball, eating chicken alfredo and was always smiling.
“Samir is a beautiful kid. He’s never angry,” Desiree Goodson, Samir’s mother, said.MORE NEWS: New Jersey State Police Investigating Suspicious Death On I-76 In Mount Ephraim
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