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Police capture accused killer of Westwood High School star Ryan Henry

Photo Credit: Luzerne County, Pa., Correctional Facility
Photo Credit: Luzerne County, Pa., Correctional Facility
Photo Credit: Luzerne County, Pa., Correctional Facility

ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: Barely 36 hours after seeing himself on “America’s Most Wanted,” the man accused of shooting and killing Westwood High School basketball star Ryan Henry and wounding his brother outside a West Virginia nightclub was arrested by U.S. Marshals.

Rasshammach Roberts (bottom, left, and below), 29, eluded authorities for seven months after the Sept. 4 attack .

However, authorities said he told members of the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force who arrested him in Wilkes Barre, Pa., on Sunday that he saw the “AMW” show on Friday.

Roberts is now being held pending extradition proceedings to face charges in West Virginia of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Friday night’s “America’s Most Wanted” segment recounted the shootings. Ricky, as well as his parents and sisters, were interviewed:

‘America’s Most Wanted’ seeks killer of Westwood High School star Ryan Henry


Roberts was the last suspect left of four arrested in the crime. Authorities said he was the triggerman.

“Murder suspects and those charged with violent crimes are of the highest priority in locating and arresting,” said U.S. Marshal Martin Pane. “Now that the last remaining fugitive/suspect has been arrested, it is my sincere hope that the family of the victim might be more at peace.”

Rasshammach Roberts (MUGSHOT: Luzerne County, Pa., Correctional Facility)


The incident began with a barroom argument that spilled into the parking lot of My Place, a private West Virginia club a short walk from a bridge leading into Maryland. The Ryan brothers were in West Virginia for their annual family reunion and had gone out with relatives when trouble found them.

Police said Rasjahnon T. Roberts called his brother, who showed up with a firearm and shot both young men.

Each Ryan brother was hit once.

Ryan, 25, was pronounced dead soon afterward. Richard, 23, is still recovering after being shot in the face.

Investigators quickly recovered the gun and identified four suspects.

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Arrest in murder of Westwood High School star Ryan Henry

Friday, 16 September 2011 23:56 Jerry DeMarco

CLIFFVIEW PILOT EXCLUSIVE: Federal marshals have arrested one of two men accused of killing Westwood High School basketball star Ryan Henry and critically wounding his brother, Richard, following a fight outside a West Virginia nightclub. READ MORE….


Police hunt two in Ryan Henry killing, brother’s shooting

Saturday, 10 September 2011 01:21 Jerry DeMarco

CLIFFVIEW PILOT HAS IT FIRST: Police in two states have issued an all-points bulletin for the arrests of two brothers wanted in the shooting death of Westwood High School basketball star Ryan Henry and the serious wounding of his brother, Richard, who was shot in the face, outside a West Virginia nightclub. READ MORE….

Police tracking Westwood High star’s killer

Thursday, 08 September 2011 06:11 Jerry DeMarco

ONLY CLIFFVIEW PILOT HAS IT: Police in two states believe they are closing in on the gunman who killed former Westwood High School basketball star Ryan Henry and seriously wounded his brother, Richard, after a fight at a West Virginia bar.

My Place bar parking lot (West Va.), where Ryan Henry was shot and killed

The Henry brothers and a group of three or four men they didn’t know got into an argument inside a bar known as My Place in Ridgeley, West. Va., Capt. J.J. Wingler of the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department in nearby Keyser told CLIFFVIEW PILOT Wednesday night.

“As they were leaving, the incident went out of control and the Henry brothers were each shot once with a handgun by one of the men in the other group” in the parking lot, Wingler said.

READ MORE….

Killers of Westwood High star Ryan Henry at large

Wednesday, 07 September 2011 20:03 Jerry DeMarco

CLIFFVIEW PILOT EXCLUSIVE: Police today are still searching for suspects in a West Virginia shooting that killed former Westwood High School basketball star Ryan Henry and serously wounded his brother, Richard. READ MORE….





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