Florence Township shooting death suspect arrested in Pennsylvania
Eight months after a man was shot dead on a Burlington County street, a suspect is rooted out as a fugitive in Pennsylvania.
Anthony M. Harris, 31, of Beverly City, is charged with a first-degree count of aggravated manslaughter and three second-degree weapons counts for the death of Ronald Walker, 27, of Florence.
Harris was apprhended Tuesday morning in an aparment in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, according to Burlington
County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Florence Township Police Chief John A. Bunce.
The probe and the arrest entailed officers of the Florence, Pemberton and Willingboro Police Departments, the Burlington and Mercer County Sheriff's Departments, New Jersey State Police, and the US Marshals Service NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force.
According to authorities, Harris was among a group from Beverly City that engaged in a street fight in Florence on the night of September 21, 2016. On Zinc Street, an alley between Second and Third Streets, Harris allegedly drew a gun and shot Walker, who died at 8:21 that night.
Harris was held in the Bucks County Jail in Doylestown, PA, on $500,000 bail, while extradition proceedings begin.
Burlington County's case will be led by Assistant County Prosecutor Bob Van Glist. The Prosecutor's office did not disclose whether Harris has legal representation.
Charges are accusations. Defendants are presumed innocent unless, and until, found guilty in a court of law.