Suspect in 1989 Philadelphia killing nabbed in Massachusetts


LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting outside a Philadelphia store nearly three decades ago has been captured in Massachusetts.

Police say 43-year-old Vicheth Prak was located at a home in Lowell on Wednesday night after detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department arrived in the northeastern Massachusetts city with a warrant for his arrest in connection with a 1989 homicide.

Prak was arraigned Thursday in Lowell District Court as a fugitive from justice.

It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

A Philadelphia police spokeswoman says Prak is accused of shooting an 18-year-old man in South Philadelphia after an argument outside on the steps of a store. She says Prak and another man fled after the shooting, and the teen died at a hospital.

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