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17-year old, Jahme Barnes, arrested on Friday and charged with the murder of one person and the attempted murder of another. A report from CBS-3 Philly said Barnes was arrested late on Friday night at a home on the 2300 block of North Lambert Street in North Philly.


Barnes had been sought in connection with the August 28th shooting that killed 25-year old, Dakari Rome, and injured an unidentified 17-year old. That shooting took place in the area of Grant Street & Union Alley in Pottstown. Investigators said robbery was the motive for the murder.

Barnes, a 17-year old boy, Barnes’ co-defendant Kasheem Williams, and an an unknown female were all sitting in Rome’s Audi SUV just before the shooting. After an initial investigation, police became aware of text messages between Rome and Williams while the group were in the vehicle. At exactly 9:42, Rome texted Williams and told him to ask to hold JH’s gun. (JH was used in the police report to identify the juvenile male victim). Rome then handed the gun to Williams, who handed it to Barnes, who reportedly pointed it at JH and said “what else you got?”

According to police, JH said he then put his left hand up over the front seat and Barnes shot him in the hand. The bullet went through JH’s hand and hit Rome in the chest. The 17-year old attempted to flee the vehicle and was shot at by Williams. Luckily for the injured teen, those shots fired at him missed the target.

Barnes is currently being held at the Montgomery County Youth Center with no bond. Her preliminary hearing is set for October 18th, according to court records.

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