5th suspect arrested in deadly 2022 shooting near Roxborough High School

The suspect was taken into custody Monday in Philadelphia's Germantown section by police and the U.S. Marshals.

This story originally appeared on 6abc.

Authorities have arrested the fifth and final suspect who was wanted for gunning down a 14-year-old football player outside Roxborough High School in September 2022.

Dayron Burney-Thorn was taken into custody Monday in Philadelphia’s Germantown section by police and the U.S. Marshals.

Thorn was one of five people who authorities say ambushed 14-year-old Nicolas Elizalde near Roxborough High School on Sept. 27, 2022. The other four suspects have been arrested.

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The deadly gunfire rang out around 4:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of Pechin Street just as a junior varsity football scrimmage ended between three schools: Roxborough High School, Northeast High School and Boys Latin Charter School.

Elizalde, of Havertown, Pa., was shot and died from his injuries. He was a freshman at Saul High School but played football for Roxborough.

Four others were also wounded in the shooting.

Police say the suspects waited for six minutes before jumping out of the SUV and firing more than 60 shots.

Yaaseen Bivins, Saleem Miller, Troy Fletcher and Zyhied Jones have all been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Police believe it was Burney-Thorn and Bivins who bought the ammunition used that day.


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