More than a week after a murder victim’s cell phone recorded video of his murder, investigators said they had tracked down his suspected killer.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, an arrest warrant was issued for Eugene “Roc” Ware in the Nov. 21 murder of Tyrone Guy at the 900 block of West Main Street in Norristown, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Norristown Police Department said in a joint press release.
On Wednesday, November 30, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele along with Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub and Norristown Police Chief Derrick Wood announced Ware’s arrest following a brief confrontation at a Sellersville home. Schools in the area were temporarily “protected on lockdown,” Steele said in a press release.
“We are pleased that this dangerous criminal who shot and killed a man in the street is now behind bars,” said Steele.
Guy was shot multiple times on the night of Nov. 21, police said. He was rushed to a hospital in Philadelphia, where he died early the next morning. He was 35.
Before he was shot, Guy pressed play on his iPhone, one of three found at the scene, police said.
“The iPhone was recording video when officers found it,” the prosecution said. “They stopped the recording and kept the cell phone.”
Detectives later reviewed the video showing a confrontation between Guy and another man, whom investigators later determined was Ware, a 41-year-old Philadelphia resident.
“Ware appears to be hiding something behind his back, and after exchanging words with the victim, he waves at the cell phone and slams it to the ground,” the prosecutor’s office said. “Then gunshots can be heard in the video.”
The gunman seen in the video wore a black winter coat with “a signature red and white logo on the front” that matches a clothing brand that Ware sells on social media. The person seen on video also has tattoos that match Ware’s ink.
A Norristown detective said the man in the video appeared to be Ware, who has had prior contact with police in Norristown, according to a police complaint. Ware is currently paroled for previous firearms offenses and is not allowed to own a weapon.
Ware was charged with first-degree murder and weapons charges, investigators said. Online court records do not list an attorney who can respond on his behalf.
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