Archive: August, 2012
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A man died after being shot in the head at point-blank range in East Mount Airy early Monday morning, police said.
Cops were called to Rugby and Upsal streets for a report of a man shot shortly after 2 a.m. and found the victim lying on the sidewalk bleeding from a gunshot wound to the face, investigators said. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2:30 a.m.
Police were investigating a double shooting in Germantown Sunday night.
The two men shot, ages 19 and 20, were outside on Henley Street near Manheim just after 7:30 p.m. when they were each shot twice in the back, cops said. Both were taken by a good Samaritan to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition.
Police said they were looking for four men in connection with the shooting: One with a red shirt and blue shorts, one with a white shirt, dark complexion and a beard, one with a white T-shirt and one with a yellow shirt.
An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after he was shot three times on a North Philadelphia street, police said.
The victim was outside at 18th and Huntingdon streets shortly after 3 p.m. when someone opened fire on him, hitting him three times in the arm, according to police. He was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, and no arrests were made in the shooting.
A man was critically injured during a police-involved shooting in North Philadelphia this morning.
Around 1:40 a.m., two Temple University police officers in plain clothes responded to reports of a man armed with a gun at 8th and Thompson streets, said city police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers.
They spotted the suspect and gave chase and nearby city officers joined the pursuit, Evers said. When a city cop saw the suspect with a gun in his hand, he got out of his patrol car and followed the man on foot, with the Temple cops trailing closely behind.
In 2007, Christopher Martin Jr., then 15, was accused of sexually assaulting a boy he was babysitting in Philadelphia.
Over the next five years, Martin not only became a man, he became a fugitive, according to police.
However, a fight at Martin's home in Williamsport Thursday led police to run a background check on him and they discovered he was wanted on a felony rape warrant out of Philadelphia, according to an article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
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Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera burglarizing two stores in Bustleton and Rhawnhurst. Cops said the man is also wanted for at least one burglary in Bensalem.
On Aug. 2, the suspect used a cinderblock to break the front door of Krewstown Beverage, on Krewstown Road near Bloomfield Avenue around 12:50 a.m. Police said the man stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes. The suspect was also recorded inside of a nearby Wawa around the time of the incident.
On Aug. 8, a man was recorded using a brick to break through the door of the Pennypack Beer Distributor on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue around 4:35 a.m.
Two men are sought by police in connection with a sexual assault at the White Hall Commons in East Frankford on Thursday.
Around 1:30 a.m., two men riding bicycles approached a 24-year-old woman from behind, police said. When the woman turned around, one of the men grabbed her by her neck and she eventually lost consciousness.
When the woman regained consciousness, she realized that she had been sexually assaulted and that her money was missing.
A man climbed up on the bleachers at a playground in East Germantown Thursday night and opened fire, wounding three people, police said.
Cops were called to the playground at Wister Recreation Center, on Baynton Street near Wister Avenue, at 9:45 p.m., Chief Inspector Scott Small said. There, they found three men suffering gunshot wounds.
The first, an 18-year-old, was hit once in the upper right leg, the second, a 23-year-old, was wounded in the left calf and left foot and the third, 29, was hit in the left shoulder, Small said. All were taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in stable condition.
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A 48-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the left side of his abdomen in Logan Thursday, police said.
The man was shot once by a 12-gauge shotgun just before 9 p.m. on 13th Street near Courtland, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.