Murder suspect is behind bars


Po­lice on May 8 ar­res­ted a Ta­cony man for shoot­ing three people to death in a North Philly street last Oc­to­ber.

Ar­lando Pick­ett, 25, of the 6800 block of Al­gard St., is ac­cused in the murders of Duane Tal­ley, 36; Craig Las­sit­er, 38; and Mashanda Eng­lish, 33.

On Oct. 4, po­lice were called to the 3000 block of N. Eighth St. in re­sponse to a shoot­ing and found the three wounded vic­tims lay­ing in the street. Las­sit­er was pro­nounced dead at the scene, while Tal­ley and Eng­lish were taken to Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al.

Tal­ley died there shortly after his ar­rival. Eng­lish died there two days later.

Po­lice have not dis­closed a sus­pec­ted motive for the slay­ings, wheth­er Pick­ett ac­ted alone or what kind of weapon was used.

Phil­adelphia court re­cords list Pick­ett as a res­id­ent of the 19138 ZIP code in the North­w­est sec­tion of the city. He re­mains in jail. A pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing date has not been set. ••


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