Investigators linked the shootings after they determined that the bullets had all been fired from the same .38-caliber, six-shot revolver.
However, by they time they identified West as a suspect, he had fled.
They finally tracked him down on Monday in Pennsylvania after yet another night of violence. At 3 a.m. on Sunday, police found the body of Kory Ketrow, 22, in Easton. An hour later, the body of 32-year-old Francine E. Ramos was discovered in Allentown. A third man, Trevor Davanta Gray, 21, was also shot in Allentown by West and died while being treated by paramedics.
West was also charged in the May 18 killing of his cousin Michael Tompkins, 29. Prosecutors say he only appeared to have known two of the victims – Tomkins and Payne.
Two accomplices, Robert Jourdain and Kareem Mitchell, have been charged in connection with the Pennsylvania shootings, Pix 11 reports.
West is in jail on a $5.5 million dollar bond.
New Jersey Man Accused Of Killing 7 People Over Three Days was originally published on blackamericaweb.com