UPDATED: 1:25 p.m.
The warrant was issued after detectives searched a West Philadelphia home Tuesday as they investigate the killing.
Fells is one of two Black transgender women killed in the United States last week.
Her body was discovered in the Schuylkill River near Bartram’s Garden on June 8. Investigators say she had been stabbed and her body dismembered.
June is LGBT Pride Month. As Black Lives Matter protests have continued in the Philadelphia area and around the country, more attention has been focused on violence toward transgender people and the fear that many live with.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw added in a statement: “We are deeply disturbed by the facts of this case, and extend our deepest sympathy to Ms. Fells’ family, friends, and the entire LGBTQ community. Our homicide detectives have worked tirelessly in identifying the person responsible for this horrific crime, and we are asking the public’s assistance in locating this dangerous offender, so that he may be held accountable, and so that Ms. Fells and the community might gain a measure of justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 911, contact the tipline at 215-686-TIPS, or call the Homicide Unit directly at 215-686-3334.