Philadelphia teen murder suspect captured on video after escaping custody, authorities say
Authorities say Shane Pryor, 17, was seen inside a grocery store less two hours after he escaped juvenile detention officers in the parking lot at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service / FOX29 Philadelphia)
A 17-year-old murder suspect who escaped from a Philadelphia hospital on Wednesday has been captured, the U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia confirmed Sunday.
According to U.S. Marshals, Shane Pryor was taken into custody late Sunday afternoon after investigators saw him on surveillance video getting off the bus in an area of Philadelphia he was known to frequent.
Authorities said Pryor was uncuffed and with two prison staff members when he managed to exit a vehicle in the Emergency Room parking lot at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and escape around noon on Wednesday, January 24.
After reviewing surveillance footage, officials say that he escaped the hospital driveway and went from building to building, walking right into public entrances and even spoke to people asking them for a phone.
SHANE PRYOR ESCAPE: PHILADELPHIA POLICE ARREST ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS MANHUNT FOR TEEN MURDER SUSPECT ONGOING
Shane Pryor was taken into custody on Sunday by U.S. Marshals. (U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia)
Pryor asked a front desk receptionist there for the use of a phone, was told no, and he then left that building, according to Fox29 Philadelphia.
On Friday, Philadelphia Police arrested an 18-year-old who allegedly helped Pryor escape from custody.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE SEARCHING FOR ‘DANGEROUS’ TEEN MURDER SUSPECT WHO ESCAPED CUSTODY IN HOSPITAL PARKING LOT
After five days of searching for escaped teen murder suspect Shane Pryor, U.S. Marshals have captured him. (U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia)
Michael Diggs, who is being accused of picking up Pryor and helping him escape police custody, has been charged with several crimes, including Hindering Apprehension, Escape and Criminal Conspiracy.
PHILADELPHIA TEEN MURDER SUSPECT SEEN ON NEW VIDEO AFTER ESCAPE FROM CUSTODY
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According to U.S. Marshals, the 17-year-old was taken into custody after getting off the bus near 3rd Street and Roosevelt Boulevard late Sunday afternoon after a five day manhunt. (U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia)
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Authorities said Pryor was uncuffed and with two prison staff members when he managed to exit a vehicle in the Emergency Room parking lot and escape on Wednesday, January 24. (U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia)
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According to Attorney DiMaio, Pryor and another teen were charged in the killing of 54-year-old Tanya Harris in an alleyway in Northeast Philly back on October 10, 2020. (U.S. Marshals Service)
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About five minutes after he escaped two juvenile detention officers, Pryor was seen in the lobby of a hospital building, where he asked to use a phone, according to authorities. (U.S. Marshals Service)
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Police say Shane Pryor is "considered dangerous." (U.S. Marshals Service Philadelphia)
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The Philadelphia Police Department released two photos of Shane Pryor, 17, with shorter hair and dreadlocks as the search for him continues. (Philadelphia Police Department)
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Pryor has been behind bars since he was charged with the 2020 murder of 54-year-old Tanya Harris at 14 years old. He is still awaiting trial in that case.
Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this story.