Charges Withdrawn Against Man Accused In Deadly May '12 Shooting - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Charges Withdrawn Against Man Accused In Deadly May '12 Shooting

Posted: Updated:
Cones mark the locations of evidence found after the May 2012 shooting. Cones mark the locations of evidence found after the May 2012 shooting.
DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. -

A man placed in prison after he was accused of shooting and killing another man in Delaware County is free after the district attorney's office withdrew the charges Wednesday.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whalen announced  that murder charges against Tahmir Craig in the fatal shooting of Devon Williams were withdrawn.

Williams was shot in May of 2012 in Chester.

Investigators say FBI video analysis and what they called an "exhaustive and thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances" confirmed that Craig was not the shooter. The DA says his office requested the immediate removal of Craig from prison.

Back in May, police say they obtained surveillance video that showed the shooter chase the victim before he was shot to death. Within hours of the shooting, police say they received information that the suspect's name was "Tahmir."

But based on the video analysis, investigators say Craig was not the shooter in the video.

"As prosecutors in the administration of justice, we have an absolute duty to exhaust all resources in our efforts to pursue the truth," Whalen said in a statement.

Investigators ask that anyone with information on the shooting death of Williams call county detectives at 610-891-4711 or Chester Police at 610-447-8431.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Council Rock South Mourns The Loss Of Three Classmates

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:23:09 GMT
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
    Three boys from Council Rock South High School died over the weekend when their SUV overturned.
  • Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:42:38 GMT
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
    Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0.
  • September Sizzle

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:49 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

    There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday.

    Tuesday (91/72): Clouds/Storm

     

    Wednesday (90/74): Sun/Clouds

     

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

     

     

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices