A Philadelphia man wanted in the shooting death of his teenage friend was arrested this morning in Bucks County.
Philadelphia Police caught up to Sergio Santiago at the Neshaminy Inn along Route 1 in Feasterville-Trevose, Pa. Wednesday morning around 8.
Officers took the 22-year-old in without incident, according to Philadelphia Police.
Police were on the hunt Santiago after he allegedly shot and killed his 17-year-old neighbor Antonio Flores Sunday afternoon in the Spring Garden section of the city.
Flores was found with a gunshot wound in the head on the third floor of an apartment at 1616 Wallace Street in the Spring Garden section of the city. Medics rushed Flores to Hahnemann University Hospital where he later died.
The circumstances of the shooting remained under investigation earlier this week but homicide detectives did say that it was possible that someone was playing with a gun.
Monday night, police announced that Santiago was a suspect in the shooting and issued a warrant for his arrest.
"I never thought he would harm my son," said Antonia Flores, the victim's mother.
According to the family, Santiago was a friend and mentor of the victim.
"I can't believe he would do that to my son and I don't believe he would run away and my son was in that building all by himself until someone found him," the victim's mother said.
"I want justice for my son," she said. "I want him to be put away for a long time because he took the life of a 17-year-old boy who doesn't mess with anybody and who has love for everybody."