Two shooters - likely teenagers - "indiscriminately" opened fire on a group of teens Friday night in West Philadelphia, killing 17-year-old Sandrea Williams and wounding two teenage boys, Homicide Capt. Jack Ryan said Monday.
A Delaware County woman removed as court-appointed guardian for about 100 elderly clients in the region was berated by a Philadelphia judge Monday for repeatedly failing to follow his orders, being nine months late in filing a report he requested, and failing to show up at two hearings last month.
The 50-year-old shop owner was washing his car outside his KCJ Inc. store on the southwest corner of 54th and Spruce Streets, when a man holding a rifle approached him and tried to push him into the store in an attempt to rob it, police said. The store's outdoor video shows a struggle during which the victim sprays his attacker with the hose, but it does not show the shooting.
A judge on Wednesday found Aaron Wright and Marquis Robinson, former Temple University police officers, guilty of third-degree murder and related offenses in the 2016 beating death of Joyce Quaweay, 24, who was Wright's girlfriend.
Philadelphia Safe Return, a three-day event next Tuesday through Thursday, will allow people with certain outstanding warrants to turn themselves in at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, meet with a defense attorney, receive an expedited hearing, and possibly get a favorable outcome.
Two 17-year-old boys, critically injured when they were stabbed Wednesday afternoon at the Eighth and Market Streets subway concourse of SEPTA's Market-Frankford Line, attend the nearby Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD), the school's top official said Thursday.
Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
A 12-year-old boy who was pointing a semiautomatic rifle at neighbors and his 19-year-old brother, Michael Mitchell, who was wielding a handgun, were both arrested and charged with weapon offenses, terroristic threats and related offenses, police said.
Bucks County authorities on Friday filed homicide and related charges against Colin Haag III, 20, in the March 30 killing of his cousin, Autumn Bartle, 14. He is accused of stabbing her more than 80 times and shooting her once in the head.
Julie Shaw works on the Justice/Injustice team for the Inquirer and Daily News, focusing on crime victims. During her 12-plus years at both papers, she has covered the courts, crime, immigration, and census stories.