Accused Killer with Bloomsburg Past


Melanie Aikins, Howl Editor

The prime suspect in a Northumberland County murder was arrested in Bloomsburg in 2019 while in possession of a firearm.

On Aug. 31, 2019, Ajani Munsh-Ousha Uhuru was arrested trying to force his way into an apartment on Glenn Avenue in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Glenn Avenue is typically dense with off-campus student apartments.

At the time of the arrest, Uhuru possessed a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol. It was not indicated whether Uhuru was attempting to elicit harm at this time. Uhuru was not a Bloomsburg University student and was charged with possession of prohibited firearms and terroristic threats. His motive for being in Bloomsburg was not clear.

Uhuru allegedly shot and killed a man in Sunbury at a Penn Jersey Food Mart May 19. This man is said to be armed and dangerous according to authorities.

An argument involving two men escalated into violence Thursday, May 19, around 4 p.m. Kareem Jakes, 30, was shot to death according to a criminal complaint filed. Uhuru and Jakes first engaged in conversation at the convenience store according to surveillance footage and police. After a physical fight broke out, Jakes hit the assailant with his fist before a handgun was drawn by Uhuru. Multiple fatal shots were fired before Uhuru took off in a blue BMW.

After the revision of evidence, a search warrant was issued for Uhuru’s home on Fairmount Avenue and more evidence was gathered. Uhuru’s father was found in the getaway vehicle and provided authorities with information on his son’s whereabouts. Uhuru was found on May 23 in the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia.

Uhuru and suspected associate, Daimeer Clark, 22, were found in an apartment registered to Clark.  Both Uhuru and Clark were transported back to Northumberland and Lycoming County by Task Force officers.