One of Philadelphia's most wanted fugitives, a suspect in three homicides who was dubbed "a menace to society" by police, was captured this weekend in North Philadelphia.
Darryl Young, 21, also known by his nickname "D-Nice," was arrested at a known associate's home on Susquehanna Avenue near 2nd Street Saturday afternoon, said James Burke, supervising deputy with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
A squad of U.S. marshals and officers from the Police Department's Homicide and Southwest Detectives units went to the home about 1 p.m. and found Young on the second floor. He refused to cooperate with law enforcement and was also booked for resisting arrest. He is being held without bail.
Young, whose last known address is in West Philadelphia, had been twice featured in the Daily News as a wanted fugitive.
Law-enforcement officials say Young is responsible for the September shooting death of a 19-year-old in West Philadelphia. Another teenager was shot in that incident.
Young is also wanted on attempted-murder charges relating to an October triple shooting in West Philadelphia. He is a suspect in two other homicides.
The crimes are believed to be drug-related. All follow a similar scenario in which the gunman walked up to men standing on the street and opened fire. Young is allegedly a member of the Lansdowne Avenue Boys or L.A. Boys.
Marshals had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to Young's arrest.