Northeast Times

Reward offered for suspect in Port Richmond slaying

Frus­trated over a lack of leads in a brazen, broad-day­light murder, of­fi­cials are ask­ing for help.

Port Rich­mond res­id­ents are asked to be on the lookout for a man who shot a wo­man to death in front of her Port Rich­mond home in broad day­light.

The shoot­ing oc­curred earli­er this month.

In re­sponse to the brazenly vi­ol­ent shoot­ing, the United States Mar­shals of­fice is now of­fer­ing a $1,500 re­ward for in­form­a­tion that would lead to the ap­pre­hen­sion of murder sus­pect Vin­cent Leach, who is also known by the name “Huddy.”

Ac­cord­ing to the Mar­shal’s Of­fice, Leach is wanted for murder for his sus­pec­ted in­volve­ment in the shoot­ing, which took place at about 3:30 p.m., on Au­gust 7 at 2245 E. Ann St.

At that time, law en­force­ment of­fi­cials say Leach shot and killed Yavonne Burch, 22, in front of her home, when the two were in­volved in an ar­gu­ment over a vehicle.

On Monday, Aug. 22, law en­force­ment of­fi­cials said Burch had bor­rowed Leach’s girl­friend’s car, and the sus­pec­ted mur­der­er wanted it back.

Of­fi­cials de­scribed the 26-year-old Leach as stand­ing about 6 feet tall and weigh­ing about 170 pounds. He’s de­scribed as hav­ing black hair, brown eyes, and has a red tat­too of the let­ters “HRAM” on his left fore­arm.

His last known ad­dress is along the 2005 block of E. Cam­bria Street.

The Mar­shal’s Of­fice is cur­rently of­fer­ing a $1,500 re­ward for in­form­a­tion lead­ing to Leach’s ar­rest.

All tips should be called in­to the U.S. Mar­shal 24-hour tip-line at 1-866-865-TIPS(8477).

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­man@bsmphilly.com 

You can reach at hmitman@bsmphilly.com.

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