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POSTED: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 11:24 PM

Update: Officials have identified the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed on North Uber Street between Montgomery and Berks as Raheem Jamison.

Jamison lived on the 1800 block of Uber Street, where he was shot multiple times Thursday night police said.

Officials have not yet taken anyone into custody in connection with the incident, and did not have a description of a possible suspect.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7:44 PM

Police are looking for four suspects who assaulted and robbed a 22-year-old man inside a Popeye's restaurant on Cheltenham Avenue near Easton Road in Cedarbrook on April 3.

Officials said the man had a brief argument with an unknown woman, then sat down at a table when he was approached by four men who began beating him.

It is not clear whether the woman knew the suspects.


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POSTED: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 2:39 AM

A 20-year-old man is in stable condition after he was shot on North Allison Street near Master in West Philadelphia Wednesday night.

At about 11 p.m., the man was shot in the leg and was taken to Temple University Hospital.

Police said the man is in stable condition.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:26 PM

A double shooting in South Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon claimed the life of one man and injured a 14-year-old bystander, police said.

Around 1:49 p.m., an unknown man approached a 20-year-old man on the corner of 6th Street near Mifflin and opened fire, shooting him several times in the chest, police said. A 14-year-old boy who was sitting on a nearby porch was hit in the thigh by some of the errant gunfire, police said.

The 20-year-old man, whose identity was not released, was taken to Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m., police said. The 14-year-old boy was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2:49 PM

A man was stabbed by his own son outside of a North Philadelphia funeral home this morning, according to police.

The 56-year-old victim was attending the funeral of a family member at the Baker Funeral Home on Broad Street near Norris and was outside the facility around 10:39 a.m. when his 35-year-old son stabbed him in the back with a kitchen knife, police said.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was treated for his injury and released, according to police. His son, whose identity has not yet been released, was taken in to custody at the scene and is expected to be charged with aggravated assault, police said.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 9:33 PM

Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a shooting that occurred in a second-floor apartment on Jefferson Street near Carlisle in North Philadelphia Tuesday evening.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the left arm by a man police said is between 18 and 20 years old and knows the victim personally.  

The victim went to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition at about 5:40, police said.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 7:30 PM

A man in his 60s walked into a strip mall pharmacy on March 23, showed a male cashier a demand note — and a black revolver — then walked out with bottles of Vicodin and Oxycodone at about 3:45 p.m., police said today.

Police are searching for a man in connection with the armed robbery at Deluxe Pharmacy on Frankford Avenue near Pennypack Street in Upper Holmesburg.

The man left the store on foot, but was recorded on the pharmacy’s surveillance camera, which police posted online.


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POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 2:59 PM
An unidentified man stands at the edge of a multi story building along Erie Ave near K St. on Tuesday afternoon April 19, 2011. Philadelphia police were working to talk him down. Picture shows him stepping back onto rooftop. Alejandro A. Alvarez / Philadelphia Daily News (DN)

A man threatening to jump from a seven-story building in Northeast Philadelphia this afternoon did not want police, he wanted the media, a police spokeswoman said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, appeared on the roof of the building on Erie Avenue near L Street around 1:41 p.m. threatening to jump and requesting the media, police said.

Authorities were able to talk him down without incident by 2:30 p.m. It's not clear yet whey he wanted to speak to reporters, police said.

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