Weapon found at funeral disturbance

May 11, 2009 3:57:31 PM PDT
Upper Merion police and other agencies were called out to a disturbance at the funeral and burial of a Norristown teen killed in Upper Darby last week. Family, relatives and friends were attending the services of 19-year-old Aaron Kearney Jr. when a disturbance erupted and weapons were displayed.

Police were called and, when they arrived around 2:00 p.m., they searched several people and vehicles of those who attended the services at the Valley Forge Memorial Park.

One person was taken into custody after a weapon was found. He will be charged with carrying a weapon without a permit.

Chopper 6 has shown police going car-to-car in search of weapons.

No one was hurt in this incident.

Kearney was shot and killed on May 2nd, near the 2nd Ward Playground in Upper Darby. Police say the suspect, Taaqi Brown, opened fire, killing Kearney.

Brown is also wanted for another shooting in the area, and has yet to be captured.

Sources tell Action News that Kearney was not the target, but rather his friend was. That friend is allegedly not cooperating with authorities.

That friend went to the funeral Monday with what sources are calling "protection." That's when an argument ensued, and a gun was pulled.

Police are asking that anyone who can provide information about Kearney's killing to call the detectives at 610-734-7677.

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