Arrest Made in 2008 Murder of Aspiring Philly Teacher

The suspect has been identified as Marcellus Jones.

6ABC reports: “Police have charged a suspect in the death of an aspiring teacher in South Philadelphia five years ago. The suspect, identified as Marcellus Jones, has been charged with murder and related offenses. Police say Jones shot and killed 23-year-old Beau Zabel on June 15, 2008.”

The Inquirer adds: “Jones, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by The Inquirer, told a witness who came forward last month that Zabel resisted when he rifled his pockets and that his nervous accomplice, Tyrek Taylor, 19, kept asking: “What you doing, Ant?” Jones displayed the black iPod to friends at a house in Germantown shortly after the killing, explaining that he thought Zabel had an iPhone when he zeroed in on him.”

Zabel was shot in the neck and died at the scene.