Police have arrested the second suspect in a deadly home invasion in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city that left a husband and father dead and his wife badly hurt.
Charles Davis, 35, was arrested on the 600 block of North Conestoga Street on Thursday. Investigators say Davis is connected to the deadly attack that occurred in the 3200 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue around 4:00 a.m. on March 5.
Charles Davis, Credit: U.S. Marshal Task Force
Investigators say Davis and a second man, Ali Marsh, 35, broke into a house and shot Sherrell Paul at least eight times. Sherrell's husband John Paul Jr. confronted the two men, and was shot dead, according to police.
Paul's two children were home during the attack.
During the alleged home invasion Sherrell shot back at her attackers and possibly struck one of them in the leg.
Marsh was arrested without incident on March 10 at the Spring Hill Marriott hotel in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. by a task force of U.S. Marshals, Philadelphia Police and local police. He was found with a gunshot wound to his leg when he was captured but it was unclear who shot him, U.S. Marshals said. He was charged with murder, robbery and related offenses.
Ali Marsh, Credit: U.S. Marshal Task Force
While Marsh was captured, Davis eluded authorities for months until his arrest on Thursday. Police have not yet revealed the specific charges against him.
John's mother, Antoinette Paul, believes her son's murder was the result of a mistaken address or identity.