January 09, 2019
Three law enforcement officers were injured Wednesday during a high-speed chase to capture a homicide suspect on I-95, according to reports.
The suspect remained at large in South Philadelphia shortly after noon, according to NBC10. The Philadelphia Police Department tweeted these photos of the homicide suspect and said he is armed and dangerous.
New pic of Dejuan Robinson. He is a person of interest for multiple homicides & probation violations in the state of DE, aluding police causing injuries & Firearms violations in PA. 5'6" 160lbs. Last seen South Phila. in the area of Broad and Oregon, and is armed & dangerous pic.twitter.com/N2KJupAqLW— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 9, 2019
This male is wanted for multiple homicides in the state of Delaware. He is believed to be in South Philadelphia in the area of Broad and Oregon, and is armed and dangerous. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/eH3HQA7ugI— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 9, 2019
Authorities identified the suspect as 20-year-old DeJuan Robinson, who is wanted for multiple homicides in Delaware.
Two members of the Wilmington Police Department and one Pennsylvania State Police trooper were hurt in a crash that occurred on the highway near Philadelphia International Airport.
A chase began in Delaware but later crossed into Pennsylvania, bringing state police into the pursuit until cruisers from both agencies reportedly collided in the northbound lanes. Philadelphia police tweeted that I-95 North was closed at Exit 13 as a result.
*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* I95 Northbound at exit 13 is closed due to police activity— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 9, 2019
In South Philadelphia, a SEPTA bus also was struck by two vehicles around Oregon Avenue and Broad Street during the pursuit. A SEPTA spokesman said the crash involved a Route 68 bus right outside Oregon Avenue. One passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Officials said the injuries to the officers also were non-life-threatening.
Robinson is believed to be on foot as multiple police officers scour the area.
BREAKING: Vehicle being pursued by law enforcement out of Delaware has been abandoned at Oregon/Broad in S. Phila.. Multiple officers hurt in related crashes on I-95. Suspect is said to be wanted for a homicide out of DE @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/UZuwHTkNch— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) January 9, 2019
Check back for updates on this developing story.