Haverford suspect identified, considered armed and dangerous

- Police in Haverford Township have identified a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man over the weekend.

Investigators are continuing to search for 24-year-old Derrick Hershal Rollins, who is considered armed and dangerous.  

Detectives found Rollins' Volvo S60 at 51st and Locust streets, early Tuesday morning. That's not far from where victim John Le's cellphone pinged an hour after the murder: to an area near 40th and Market streets in University City.

Police have been hoping a $5,000 reward and new picture of the murder suspect -- with nothing on his head -- will lead to his capture. The number of tips has reportedly been skyrocketing.

The reward is for the arrest and conviction of the man wanted for Saturday’s deadly shooting in Haverford Township. The same suspect is wanted for a shooting in Overbrook Park, less than an hour earlier.

The victim -- 29-year-old John Le of Narberth -- was an accountant at Sneaker Villa on Arch Street in Center City. His coworkers got the horrible news Monday.

First, police released surveillance pictures of the suspect, running away from the Havertown crime scene, hoping someone might recognize him. Then, Monday, they released a new surveillance picture of him showing a clear shot of his face without his hood.

He is suspected of arguing with and killing Le at about 6 p.m. while Le was walking from a pizza shop to a friend’s apartment in the 2300 block of Haverford Road.

It's still not known whether this was a random or targeted killing, but thinking Le was delivering a pizza and carrying money is one possibility.

Then, the killer ran towards Wynnewood Road, tucked the gun in his waistband, and put his hood up. Authorities have been putting old-fashioned flyers around the area.

Sunday, police had announced the suspect matches the description of the suspect in another shooting a few miles away, in Overbrook Park -- just 45 minutes before Le was killed.

At that scene, a man accused him of loitering, so he allegedly fired a dozen shots into a car. No one was injured in the Overbrook Park violence, but those witnesses say he got into a charcoal gray Volvo in broad daylight. Authorities are hoping to get the license plate number.

In both instances, the suspect was described as angry and yelling.

Besides the suspect, investigators are searching for a charcoal gray four-door Volvo he may be driving.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS (8477).

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