Police arrest 2nd suspect in triple murder

Police say 27-year-old Ibrahim Muhammed was arrested and they are still searching for 30-year-old Nalik Shariff Scott for the triple murder of a West Philadelphia store owner and his relatives.

February 11, 2012 6:35:17 PM PST
Philadelphia Police Department's and FBI's Violent Crime / Fugitive Task Force have arrested the second suspect, Nalik Shariff Scott, wanted in the triple homicide at Lorena's grocery store on September 6, 2011.

Police arrested 31-year-old Ibrahim Muhammed on Thursday, and believe 27-year-old Nalik Shariff Scott was the second alleged gunman.

Both men face charges in the September murders of grocery store owner Porfirio Nunez, his wife Johana Duran, and his sister Lina Sanchez.

Detectives believe that Scott shot and injured Nunez first but Muhammed delivered the shots that took the lives of all three victims.

Police say Scott was arrested without incident.

No further information is available at this time.

Police released new surveillance video on Friday with clear pictures of both suspects.

The new video came from a robbery at Jaquez Grocery on the 2400 block of North 62nd Street, which police say occurred weeks before the Lorena Grocery murders.

Philadelphia Police believe the video helped generate the tips they needed to nab one of the suspects, and may have been what led to the arrest of Scott.

Family members say they are relieved. The victim's daughter, Jessica Nunez spoke with Action News Friday night.

"They just started shooting them, started shooting them and then they asked for the money after that," said Jessica Nunez, the victims' daughter.

Jessica was in the store when her father, Porfirio Nunez, her mother Johana "Carmen" Nunez and her aunt Lina Sanchez were gunned down in the attempted robbery.

"I was happy," said Jessica. "I was happy to know they're in peace now."

Detectives say Scott wounded Porfirio Nunez, but Muhammed delivered the shots that took the lives of all three victims.

Friday, Jessica quickly learned that Muhammed was under arrest. Police now have both men are in custody.