Nick Flacco funeral is going on today at St. Albert the Great Church in Lower Moreland. See photos below.
Nicholas Flacco, the son of a high-ranking Philadelphia police official was shot and killed, allegedly by 19-year-old Tyquan “Fats” Atkinson, over the weekend.
Nick Flacco funeral is happening a day after the suspect in his murder was taken into custody in Delaware County.
Tyquan “Fats” Atkinson, was arraigned early Thursday morning. He is being held without bail.
Investigators say Atkinson shot and killed Flacco Saturday night at FDR park, where Flacco and his friends were celebrating the Phillies’ win.
A fight had broken out between women nearby and one woman threatened to call her man. Police say that’s when Atkinson showed up and Flacco’s friends dared the suspect to shoot, thinking his gun wasn’t real.
Atkinson, police said, fired one shot into the air and another to the side.
Authorities said he left, but returned 10 or 15 minutes later and shot Flacco, who was home from college for the weekend to celebrate his birthday and planned on joining the United States Marine Corps in the fall.
Flacco was rushed to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where he died.
A four-day manhunt for Atkinson came to an end in dramatic fashion Wednesday evening at a Delaware County strip mall. Police arrested Atkinson on the roof of a Chester business on the 800 block of Upland Street. They had to use a fire ladder to get him down.
Tyquan “Fats” Atkinson is now facing murder, criminal conspiracy and firearms charges. Tyquan Atkinson, 19, was arraigned on 6 charges in Nick Flacco killing. No bail. Murder, criminal conspiracy, 2 Counts Violation of Uniform Firearms Act (no gun license & gun on street), possession of instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person.
Nicholas Flacco is the son of Chris Flacco, the head of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit. He was shot and killed Saturday after his 20th birthday on Friday when he came back home from Penn State main campus to celebrate Phillies game.