Philadelphia, PA – The U.S. Marshals Eastern Pennsylvania
Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force arrested June 6 a second suspect in
the June 4 mass shooting incident on South Street in which three people
were killed and 11 injured.
Rashaan Vereen, 34, was taken into custody
without incident around 7:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Hemberger Street.
Vereen is charged with attempted murder,
aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another
person, conspiracy, violation of the Uniform Firearms Act, possession of
an instrument of crime, tampering of evidence and obstruction of
This was a joint investigation with the USMS; the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the
Philadelphia Homicide Detective Division. The Eastern
Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force mission is to locate and
apprehend fugitives throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding
counties. This task force is the nation’s first fugitive task force,
originating in 1981. With offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Easton,
and Reading, the E/PA VCFTF has developed and will continue to develop
relationships with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement
agencies. This task force prides itself in arresting the most violent
offenders while ensuring the safety of the citizens and the community.
Participants include the U.S. Marshals Service,
Department of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania
Board of Probation and Parole, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office,
Philadelphia Police Department, Chester City Police Department and Bucks
County Sherriff’s Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency