The hunt for Taaqi Brown
What was once thought to be an escape now appears instead to be a paperwork error. An inmate with a similar name apparently was supposed to be cut loose. Instead it was a man Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood once referred to as an “Urban Terrorist” who is on the lam.
Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking Brown down. I hope they have better luck than the first time they were hot on his trail.
Brown is charged with a fatal street shooting in an Upper Darby park back in May 2009.
Police believe he went there seeking revenge for an earlier incident. He opened fire on a crowd. He apparently did not hit his intended victim.
The gunshots did however, strike Aaron Kearney, 19, of Folcroft, killing him.
The playground was packed on that warm May night, with as many as 100 people mulling around.
Police asked people to come forward. No one did.
Now they’re seeking him again.
Let’s hope they have better luck this time.