Reward Offered for Pottstown Man Accused in May 29 Murder

NORRISTOWN PA – A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office, it said Thursday (June 16, 2022), for information leading to the arrest of Tyshaun Harvey, a 21-year-old Pottstown man wanted for alleged first-degree murder.

Harvey is accused of shooting of another borough man, 22-year-old Nahmer Baird, on May 29 (Sunday) at about 8:08 p.m. in the 400 block of West Street. Pottstown police officers responding to the call arrived to find Baird in the driver’s seat of a white Nissan Sentra, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Baird was pronounced dead at Pottstown Hospital, District Attorney Kevin Steele reported.

A joint homicide investigation, launched by county detectives and the police department, determined that a black Chrysler 300 – owned and driven by Harvey – had been following the Sentra driven by Baird through the streets of Pottstown for 40 minutes. Investigators found Baird’s vehicle had attempted to avoid Harvey’s vehicle throughout that time, Steele said.

Then there was an exchange of gunfire between the vehicles’ occupants at Locust Alley and West Street. Numerous fired cartridge casings were recovered at the scene.

After the shooting, Baird’s vehicle traveled eastbound on West Street for about two blocks before crashing head-on into a Dodge pickup truck. The Chrysler 300 was recovered in Pottstown by detectives, and was found to have four bullet strikes to the front and passenger side of the vehicle.

Harvey is 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Harvey should be considered armed and dangerous. Steel warned that anyone who sees him should not approach him, but immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information on Harvey’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Pottstown police at 610-970-6570, or the county Detectives Bureau at 610-226-5553.

Photos provided by the county District Attorney’s Office