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Arrest made in death of Philly cop shot at end of shift

Man suspected in officer’s murder on probation, failed drug test

By Julie Shaw, Barbara Laker, Phillip Lucas and Morgan Zalot
Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — A man taken into custody Wednesday in the shooting death of Police Officer Moses Walker Jr. is a 23-year-old North Philadelphia man with a history of robbery and weapons arrests, who failed to report to the probation office Wednesday and was arrested after a Common Pleas Judge issued a bench warrant.

Rafael Jones, previously of Susquehanna Avenue near 18th, was the person of interest swooped up by homicide detectives and U.S. Marshals Wednesday afternoon at the Bartram Village public-housing apartment complex in Southwest Philadelphia, a police source confirmed.

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