County DA Offers $10K Reward in Alleged Murder Case

NORRISTOWN PA – A $10,000 reward is being offered by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office for information that leads to the arrests and convictions of two men being sought in the murder of an Audubon resident off of the Schuylkill River Trail between West Norriton and Norristown.

District Attorney Kevin Steele announced the reward potential Tuesday (March 14, 2023) while reporting arrest warrants had been issued for Cody Reed, 23, of Norristown, and Marquise Johnson, 23, of Philadelphia. They are being sought in the shooting death of Daquan Tucker, 25, of Audubon.

Both Reed and Johnson are wanted on counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, third-degree murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, person not to possess a firearm, and related charges.

Tucker’s body was found March 3 at about 9 a.m., after West Norriton Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a bicyclist who spotted what looked like a body between the trail and the river. Police arrived to find Tucker’s body about 100 feet from the trail down a steep embankment.

The ensuing investigation by West Norriton police and Montgomery County detectives determined that Tucker arrived at Reed’s residence a little after 7 p.m. The three men reportedly walked toward the Schuylkill River Trail, close to where Tucker’s body was found. Tucker, Reed and Johnson, all of whom knew each other, then went on the trail where Tucker was shot multiple times.

Reed is a Black male with black hair and brown eyes, who stands 6-feet, 2-inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. Johnson is a Black male with black hair and brown eyes, who stands 5-feet, 6-inches tall, and weighs about 170 pounds.

Both men should be considered armed and dangerous, Steele warned. Anyone who sees either of them should call 9-1-1. Anyone with information about Reed’s or Johnson’s whereabouts should call the West Norriton Police at 610-630-1701 or county 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.

Photos provided by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office