19-year-old sought in shootings, violent robberies across Philadelphia charged after arrest by US Marshals

A 19-year-old man wanted for his role in a rash of shootings and robberies that plagued two Philadelphia neighborhoods over several days has been taken into custody and charged. 

Brian Amerman was named a person of interest by Philadelphia police Tuesday in three shootings and two robberies that occurred from May 12-21.

On Wednesday morning, he was arrested by U.S. Marshals at a house in Kensington on two carjacking warrants and one attempted murder warrant. 

Officials say they received several tips about the suspect's whereabouts, then confirmed with one of his relatives.

According to Philadelphia police, Amerman was wanted in connection to three separate shootings. One shooting left a man critically shot in the chest and leg near an ATM on Roosevelt Boulevard in Oxford Circle. 

The other shootings, one involving a 17-year-old victim, occurred a week apart on Amber Street in Kensington. Both victims were shot in the leg, and said to be in stable condition.


Amerman is also being sought for two robberies that unfolded near the same location of the first shooting.

In both robberies, the victims were hit over the head with a gun and robbed of their money and vehicles.

In addition to these incidents, police say the 19-year-old is wanted for probation violation for simple assault, REAP and resisting arrest for a 2022 arrest.

According to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Amerman has been charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder and related charges in connection to the Amber Street shootings.