Police: Arrest in slaying of teen at East Mount Airy playground

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the murder of a 17-year-old boy at an East Mount Airy playground Friday night, police said.

Saleem Snead is facing charges including murder, illegal gun possession, conspiracy and related offenses. He’s accused of shooting Paris Talbert, 17, of Elkins Park, to death late Friday night at Finley Playground, on Hortter Street near Lowber Avenue. It’s unclear what led to the fatal shooting.

Snead is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 26, according to court documents.

Talbert's shooting was one of six at city playgrounds in a little more than a month. On Monday night, 18-year-old Kharee Tillmon was shot to death on the playground at Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center on 22nd Street near Huntingdon in North Philadelphia. So far, there have been no arrests made or suspects identified in Tillmon's murder.