Fourth and final suspect apprehended in Northeast Philadelphia mass shooting

Northeast mass shooting suspect
U.S. Marshals arrest Asir Boone Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

Federal agents said they apprehended the fourth and final suspect in the mass shooting that injured eight Northeast High School students Tuesday in Virginia.

The U.S. Marshals Service said 17-year-old Asir Boone was arrested at around 12:15 p.m. inside an apartment in Alexandria, where investigators believe the teenager was hiding out with a woman with ties to Philadelphia. He was taken into custody without incident, according to authorities.

U.S. Marshals arrest Asir Boone Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE / PROVIDED

Three other suspects in the incident – Jermahd Carter, 19, Jamaal Tucker, 18, and Ahnile Buggs, 18 – were arrested in the city and are facing charges.

Police have said four young men – three shooters and a driver – participated in the March 6 attack on a group of teens gathered at a SEPTA bus stop following school dismissal at the “Five Points” intersection of Cottman, Oxford and Rising Sun avenues in Burholme. More than 30 shots were fired, striking seven boys and one girl ranging in age from 15 to 17.

Evidence markers are seen following a shooting in Northeast Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.AP Photo/Joe Lamberti

“I hope this final arrest brings some comfort to the student victims of this senseless crime,” said Robert Clark, supervisory deputy U.S. marshal for the local fugitive task force, in a statement. “No child should have to fear for their safety while receiving an education and I hope these arrests can subside that fear.”

USMS publicized Boone’s name and photo March 13 after giving him and his family a day to surrender following the arrest of Carter.