As the manhunt continues for Haverford Township shooting suspect Derrick Rollins, officials increased the reward for information leading to his arrest. It is now set at $7,500.
Police are also searching for two people who they say may have witnessed the shooting death of a man in Haverford Township.
Haverford Township Police released photos Wednesday of a man and woman who they consider possible witnesses in an ongoing homicide investigation. One person is riding a bike and is wearing a t-shirt, shorts, black sneakers and a red or orange Under Armour book bag. The second person is wearing a hat, striped shirt and jeans and is walking down a sidewalk.
If you have any information on their whereabouts, please call the Haverford Township Police Department Detective Division at 610-853-1298 ext. 1235 or email TLong@havpd.org.
The surveillance photos of both people were taken on Saturday, July 29, shortly after 6 p.m., the same evening John Le, 29, of Narberth, was gunned down in Haverford Township. Investigators have identified 24-year-old Rollins as the suspect in his death.
Le was leaving a pizza shop on the 2300 block of Haverford Avenue when a man police allege is Rollins shot him. Surveillance video captured a man in a red hoodie fleeing the area in a gray car.
Police believe the same man fired 17 shots at two people in Philadelphia's Overbrook Park section about 45 minutes before Le's killing. In that incident, Walker said one of the victims approached Rollins after seeing him look into the windows of his home. An argument between the homeowner and Rollins ensued before Rollins allegedly starting firing, Walker said.
Detectives are classifying the incident at this point as a random attack.
"This guy is a dangerous individual and we’re not sure what he’ll do at this point, so we need to get him off the streets," Walker said, adding that detectives believe he may still have the .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun used in Le's killing.
Earlier Tuesday, police in West Philadelphia located the suspect's gray Volvo SC60 sedan parked along the 5100 block of Locust Street. They impounded the car.
Walker said police located the car thanks to a tip from a resident of Haverford Township. On Sunday, the tipster saw the Volvo speeding toward Philadelphia and recorded a partial plate number. Police were able to hone in on the vehicle and tie it to Rollins, Walker said.
Walker advised Rollins to turn himself in and for anyone with information to call in a tip.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Haverford Township Police Department at 610-853-9213 or the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.