Suspect ID'd in North Phila. motorcycle murder

Pictured: Jeffrey Little

May 19, 2011 1:02:41 PM PDT
Police say they have identified the man who shot a college student during a failed attempt to steal his motorcycle.

Police have an arrest warrant for Jeffrey Little, 19, of the 2100 block of North Marvine Street. He is wanted for the May 9th homicide of 23-year-old Mohan Varughese.

The U.S. Marshal Service says Little also goes by the name of "Norman."

He is described as 5'9" tall, 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Little has numerous tattoos to include "Gail" on his left forearm and "RIP Katie" on his neck.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is offering a $2500 cash reward for information leading to Little's arrest. All tips should be called into the U.S. Marshal 24 hour tip-line at 1-866-865-TIPS (8477).

Police call Little a "cold-blooded killer" who they want behind bars right away.

"Little should be considered armed and extremely dangerous," said Capt. James Clarke of the Philadelphia Police during a Thursday afternoon news conference to announced the warrant.

Varughese was shot and killed around 5:15 p.m. on May 9th in the 2200 block of North Camac Street in North Philadelphia. He was a Penn State student who was formerly enrolled at Temple University.

Varughese rode up on his motorcycle and sat down on the stoop across the street with his girlfriend.

Police say a gunman had suddenly appeared and went right up to Varughese, put a gun in his face and said 'give me the keys.'

Varughese was shot three times in the head and chest. He was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.

Investigators believe Varughese didn't move quickly enough and was shot.

The gunman left without taking the motorcycle.