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LOCAL: WILLIAMSPORT, P.A.
Cover Photo Courtesy: Philadelphia Inquirer
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22-year old, Shakya Alyona El from Williamsport P.A., who was wanted in connection with the murder of a 28-year old man from Philadelphia in 2020, was taken into custody in Philadelphia yesterday.
According to a report from NorthcentralPA.com, El is alleged to have set up the murder of a man by asking him to pick her up from her house on the 300 block of Bridge Street at around 3:30 a.m. on April 6th, 2020.
El is alleged to have set up 28-year old, Amir Nobles from Philadelphia, to be ambushed and killed by rival gang members. Inspectors said that when police arrived at the scene, they spotted a 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV stopped against a wall, and riddled with several bullets. The only occupant in the vehicle was the victim.
“Officers approached the vehicle and and found that the driver was not moving and had suffered at least one gunshot wound to the head. There is probable cause to believe that not only did Shakya El lure the victim to Bridge Street where he was then ambushed and killed, but that she conspired with the individuals responsible for his death to orchestrate and carry out the plan”, said Agent Brittany Alexander from the Williamsport Bureau Of Police (WBP).
A joint investigation by WBP and the Philadelphia Gang Unit, investigators discovered that El and the two individuals alleged to have done the shooting, have gang-ties in Philadelphia. A search warrant on El’s phone allowed investigators to discover that she had Jahir Drummond listed as a contact. Investigators said Drummond was a known member of the 234 gang, that operates out of Philadelphia.
Investigators said the victim was a known member of the 16th & Tasker Gang, who had allegedly been involved in a longtime dispute with the 234’s. A search of El’s contacts also contained Shakeem Taylor, who investigators allege to be one of the leaders of 234, along with his younger brother Niam. Investigators said Drummond and Naim Taylor were known to be best friends who both worked as drug runners in the elder Taylor brother’s drug organization.
Investigators also said El’s text records showed that the conversation between her and the victim was about him coming to pick her up from the Bridge Street address and taking her to a hotel. El and Nobles reportedly sent 42 text messages to one another between the hours of 1:10 a.m. and 3:21 a.m. on April 6th, 2020. Records indicate that El was also texting with multiple other individuals between those hours. Investigators said Nobles’ last text to El was “I’m outside.” That text was never answered, according to investigators.
El is being charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the 1st degree, criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and criminal use of a communication facility. The report did not say if anyone else was in custody in connection with the murder at this time.