$5K reward offered for murder escapee

The U.S. Marshals Service Eastern Pennsylvania Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a murder suspect who escaped custody Jan. 24 during a transport to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Shane Pryor, 17, who was in custody for a 2020 murder, escaped from his escorting staff at 11:51 a.m. and five minutes later was observed on video in the lobby of the Hub for Clinical Collaboration building. Pryor asked an employee to use a phone and, after being denied, Pryor then exited the building. By 12:29 p.m., investigators believe Pryor had obtained transportion out of University City. A stolen Ford F-150, previously believed to be used by Pryor, is no longer being sought as part of this investigation.

A warrant for escape was issued by the Philadelphia Police Department for Pryor, and the U.S. Marshals Violent Crimes Fugitive Task and Philadelphia Homicide Unit are conducting a joint investigation.

A reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to Pryor’s arrest is being offered by the Marshals Service. The reward will be processed immediately upon arrest and the recipient will remain anonymous. Pryor stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. His last known address was on the 8200 block of Henry Avenue in Philadelphia.

“Shane Pryor is a dangerous and desperate individual and we will use every available resource to bring him back into custody,” said Robert Clark, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal. “Anyone who is found assisting him in his flight will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Tips can be called into the U.S. Marshals Philadelphia Tipline at 866-865-TIPS (8477) or at www.usmarshals.gov.