US Marshals offer $5K reward for Dayron Burney-Thorn, who is wanted for murder in shooting near Roxborough High School

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The US Marshals Service is now offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old teenager wanted in the fatal ambush shooting near Roxborough High School last month.

Dayron Burney-Thorn is wanted for murder and related charges in connection with the September 27 shooting of a 16-year-old boy after a football scramble at Roxborough High School.

Burney Thorn is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 215 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was at the 2900 block of Bambrey Street in Philadelphia.

The teenager should be viewed as armed and dangerous.

The fatal shooting occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on September 27 in the 4700 block of Pechin Street, just as a junior football game between three schools was ending: Roxborough High School, Northeast High School and Boys Latin Charter School.

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A teenager was killed and four others were injured in the shooting.

The deceased teenager has been identified as Nicolas Elizalde of Havertown, Delaware County. He was a freshman at Saul High School but played football for Roxborough.

Police say the suspects waited six minutes before jumping out of the SUV and firing more than 60 shots. The Ford Explorer was recovered in Southwest Philadelphia.

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Burney-Thorn is one of four suspects identified in connection with the ambush.

Troy Fletcher, 15, is charged with murder and related offenses. He is currently a fugitive.

In this case, two suspects were arrested.

Yaaseen Blivins, 21, and Zyhied Jones, 17, were arrested earlier this month.

Anyone with information about Burney-Thorn or Fletcher is asked to call 911 or 1-800-4PA-TIPS.

A $45,000 reward had previously been offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction.

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