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Cops Nab Alleged Fishtown Clerk Killer, Accomplice

Two men who were caught on camera are captured after a two-week manhunt

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    Cops Nab Alleged Fishtown Clerk Killer, Accomplice
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    Quasheam Richburg, 20, was the alleged shooter in the murder of Mustafa Shakur, who was gunned down at the Trax Food Store where he worked in Fishtown.

    The men who authorities believe are responsible for killing a Fishtown store clerk working the overnight shift were arrested Thursday ending a two-week manhunt.

    Alleged gunman Quasheam Richburg, 20, was arrested Thursday morning on the 2000 block of S Norwood Street in South Philly, according to Philly Police.

    Marvell Hargrove, 17, turned himself into police Thursday afternoon, cops said.

    Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were acting on a tip called into 9-1-1 when they arrested the alleged shooter. Richburg surrendered without incident, police said.

    Surveillance Video Released in Clerk's Murder

    [PHI] Surveillance Video Released in Clerk's Murder
    Surveillance video shows the suspects in the murder of a store clerk in Philadelphia's West Kensington. The victim, Mustafa Shakur, was also a peace activist in the neighborhood.
    (Published Friday, May 27, 2011)

    Early on the morning of May 26, Richburg, who is from the 2500 block of Ridge Drive, was caught on a surveillance camera using a sawed-off shotgun to shoot Mustafa Shakur in the head, according to police.

    Shakur was working the overnight shift at Trax Foods, located on North Front Street.

    Richburg and 17-year-old Marvell Hargrove -- entered the store around 3 a.m. and demanded money from Shakur.

    Co-Workers Scared After Clerk's Murder

    [PHI] Co-Workers Scared After Clerk's Murder
    The Trax Food store where Mustafa Shakur was killed closed for the day and his co-workers spent the day cleaning, showing us marks on the wall where bullets ricocheted. They say going back to work won't be easy.
    (Published Friday, May 27, 2011)

    Surveillance video shows the two suspects coming into the store and demanding money. When Shaker didn't cooperate, they tried to lift the entire cash register, but couldn't. Then Richburg allegedly fired off two shots, killing Shakur instantly, cops said.

    Richburg will be charged with murder and other charges, cops said.

    Shakur had started a campaign in the neighborhood to promote peace and even hung posters for the cause inside the store.

    “He was a good person, ya know? …it’s a shame,” says a neighbor.

    Hargrove turned himself into police around 3 p.m. ending the manhunt.


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