Friday, September 30 2022

LINWOOD, PA — Two 22-year-old men have been charged with murder in connection with a New Year’s Eve murder in Delaware County.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said counsel for Jahmier, 22, of Chester, and Zymear Jones, 22, of Wilmington, Delaware, have been charged with criminal homicide, murder in the first , second and third degree, conspiracy, robbery and aggravated assault.

The charges were filed in connection with a fatal December 31 shooting at a Wawa in Linwood. The shooting also left one person seriously injured.

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Jones was arrested on Tuesday and the board remains at large. Anyone with information about the Council’s whereabouts should contact Delaware County Criminal Investigations Detective Dave Tyler at 610-633-8121.

Jones was also charged with felony firearms.

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The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, December 31.

Police were called to the Wawa at 1439 Market Street in Linwood after receiving reports of a shooting.

Officer Ralph Conte found two men with gunshot wounds. One of the men, later identified as 18-year-old Nasir Allen, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was shot in the back, seriously wounding him. He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center.

Investigators watched surveillance video showing a black man wearing gray/white sweatpants, white sneakers, and a red and black hooded jacket inside the Wawa.

He was observed using his phone until a red Corolla pulled into the parking lot.

The video shows Allen and the second victim getting out of the car and then a man in grey/white sweatpants was seen shooting towards them several times before fleeing the scene.

Several witnesses confirmed that the man who shot the two victims was Jones.

Further investigation revealed that Jones was on a warrant for assault and therefore not permitted to possess a firearm.

Investigators located another person who said Allen, the second victim, and he went to Wawa to sell a half pound of marijuana for $1,000.

This person said a thin black man with dreadlocks and wearing a dark nylon bubble coat and dark sweatpants entered the vehicle to complete the transaction.

The buyer handed over the money, but it was discovered that the money was less than the agreed amount and was counterfeit.

A struggle ensued between the buyer and this person, and the buyer attempted to leave the vehicle. At this time, the second victim got out of the car and was shot in the back.

The third person heard another shot and saw Allen fall to the ground.

The buyer was later identified by several witnesses as the Council.

Jones awaits extradition from Delaware. After his extradition, he will be returned to the George W. Hill Correctional Facility without bond. A date for his preliminary hearing will be set after he is transported to GWH.

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