PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A man who was released from prison last year after being exonerated of a 2012 murder is wanted in connection with a deadly shooting last month, according to Philadelphia police.
According to investigators, 32-year-old Jahmir Harris is wanted for the shooting death of a 50-year-old man.
It happened on September 5, 2022 at the 1700 block of North 56th Street in the Parkside neighborhood.
Harris, who is charged with murder, was the alleged driver of a vehicle from which two other people got out before shooting and murdering the victim.
Police are still looking for two other suspects.
Harris had previously served eight years in prison for an unrelated murder.
He was exonerated and released last year after the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said Harris’ constitutional rights had been violated at the time of his indictment because information implying another person as the likely shooter was not disclosed to defense counsel.
In its motion to dismiss the case, the Commonwealth argued that in addition to evidence implicating another person, forensic cellphone evidence supported the conclusion that Harris was likely innocent.
Prosecutors released this statement on the new charges:
“False convictions require correction by the criminal justice system because they undermine trust in the system and because those actually responsible for serious and violent crimes remain unaccountable. The facts alleged in Harris’ new arrest warrant do not affect the overturning of Harris’ 2012 conviction.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-TIPS.
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