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Update: Suspect, father under arrest for deadly Sunbury shooting

Police say Ajani Uhuru, 23, of Sunbury, was arrested Monday afternoon in Philadelphia.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Update:

Ajani Uhuru was brought back from Philadelphia and arraigned at a magistrate's office in Sunbury.

"Mr. Uhuru is locked up, and everybody should be. We'll say they're safe now," said Chief Bradley Hare, Sunbury Police Department.

It wasn't easy. 

U.S. Marshals say Uhuru barricaded himself inside the bedroom of a home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia for about an hour before surrendering.

He'd been on the run for five days.

"As soon as we got the charges done, they were given the warrant and for the last, basically three to four days, have been trying to track him down," said Chief Bradley Hare.

Uhuru is accused of killing Kareem Jakes on Thursday inside the Penn Jersey Mart on North Fourth Street.

Court papers reveal that it was Jakes who first punched Uhuru while the two were standing in line near the cash register. Uhuru then pulled a gun and shot Jakes. Uhuru immediately fled.

Now Sunbury police have also charged his father, Ajani Sr., with helping him get away and hindering apprehension. Both are now in custody.

"Myself the mayor, council, has the complete backing and give the police department any resources needed to apprehend these criminals that do crimes in Sunbury. So the bottom line is if you do come to Sunbury, you're going to commit a crime, you're going to get caught. It's just the bottom line," said Mayor Josh Brosious, Sunbury.

Original Story:

The man suspected of killing a man last week in Sunbury is now in custody. Police have charged the man's father with hindering their investigation.

Police say Ajani Uhuru, 23, of Sunbury, was arrested Monday afternoon in Philadelphia. He is accused of killing a man inside a Sunbury convenience store last Thursday. Uhuru was arrested in Philadelphia and is being brought back to face homicide charges.

Police also charged his father with helping him get away. His father, Ajani Uche Uhuru, 54, is charged with hindering the investigation. Police say he tried to hide the getaway car.

The younger Uhuru is accused of shooting and killing Kareem Jakes, 30, after an argument inside the Penn Jersey Food Mart last Thursday before taking off in a car.

Police put out an alert for that car and later found it with his father behind the wheel.

According to court paperwork, after the shooting, Uhuru called his father, told him where the car was, and sent a map of where it was parked in the Elysburg area.

His father went to get the car and drove it back to Sunbury, where police stopped him.

The elder Uhuru said his son was not near the vehicle when he picked it up.

The elder Uhuru was arraigned via video on the hindering charges and is in the Northumberland County jail on $200,000 bail.

Sunbury police say Ajani Uhuru is being brought back to Sunbury, where he'll be arraigned for the homicide.

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