MontCo DA Launches Investigation Into Trail Homicide

NORRISTOWN PA – An investigation into the shooting death of a 25-year-old Audubon man, ruled as a homicide by the Montgomery County coroner, is being opened by county District Attorney Kevin Steele, he announced Monday (March 6, 2023).

Steele said a joint investigation by the West Norriton Police Department and the county Detectives Bureau was already under way. They are exploring the death of Da’quan Tucker, whose body was discovered Friday (March 3) at about 9 a.m. in a wooded area adjacent to the Schuylkill River Trail between West Norriton Township and Norristown.

Police found the body of a deceased Black male, later identified as Tucker, down a steep embankment about 100 feet from the trail. They were responding to a 9-1-1 call from a bicyclist who reportedly spotted what looked like a body between the trail and the river.

An autopsy performed on the body by Dr. Khalil Wardak, a forensic pathologist with the coroner’s office, determined Tucker “died of multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner of death was homicide.” Indications are “the victim knew his attacker, and this was not a random act,” Steele said.

Steele asked for help from “anyone with information about the murder.” He urged them to call police at 610-630-1701 or the detectives at 610-226-5553. Anonymous text tips also can be submitted to detectives on the county’s “STOPit!” app for Apple- and Android-powered mobile devices.

Funeral arrangements for Tucker were scheduled to be held Saturday (March 11), with a viewing at 9 a.m. and services at 11 a.m., at the Ervina White Beauford Funeral Service PC, 1133 E. High St., Pottstown, the funeral director announced.

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