It was a murder that jolted the city – an aspiring young teacher from a small town in Minnesota killed for his iPod just steps from his apartment in the Italian Market.
Beau Zabel, 23, had been in the Philadelphia only 42 days when he was shot dead while walking home from his summer job at Starbucks in June 2008.
Now, five years later, Philadelphia police and prosecutors say they finally have enough evidence to charge his alleged killer.
"An arrest is imminent," Capt. James Clark, commander of the Police Homicide Unit, said Thursday night.
Clark said he could not comment further on the case until a formal arrest is made, but law enforcement sources said a warrant was being prepared for Marcellus Anthony Jones, 35, of North Philadelphia.