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POSTED: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 9:36 AM

A 1-month-old boy from Manayunk died this morning, and police are investigating it as a "suspicious death."

The baby, of Cotton Street near Tower, was found unresponsive in his crib just after 7 a.m. this morning and taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where doctors declared him dead at 7:47 a.m., said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.

Homicide detectives, who typically investigate suspicious deaths, were on the scene this morning. Police reported "possible signs of trauma," but further details were unavailable.

Dana DiFilippo @ 9:36 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 9:20 PM

A 9-year-old boy escaped from the trunk of a car after being abducted from a recreation center in East Germantown, police said.

Authorities said that while playing at the East Germantown Recreation Center some time this afternoon, the boy was grabbed by an older white male. The male put the child into the trunk of an older model light gray Ford sedan and drove off. After approximately 30 minutes, the male stopped and opened up the trunk at an unknown location and the child was able to flee.

A woman found the child wandering near Chew Avenue and Gorgas Lane and called police. Authorities said the child does not know where he escaped from the car, but can identify the intersection if he sees it.

Solomon Leach @ 9:20 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 9:22 AM

Police are seeking suspects in an overnight shooting that left a North Philadelphia man dead.

Jerome Daughtry, 20, of 16th Street near Cumberland, was shot multiple times just after 11 p.m. on his block, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Doctors declared him dead 20 minutes later at Temple University Hospital, Russell said. Police reported no suspects or motives. Tipsters can call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334 or -3335.

At the time of his death, Daughtry was on probation after getting convicted in January of carrying a firearm without a license, according to court records. He also was arrested for several drug offenses in February, but was found not guilty of marijuana possession and manufacturing with intent to deliver earlier this month, records show.

Dana DiFilippo @ 9:22 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013, 7:02 PM

Police are investigating a triple shooting that left two men and a woman injured in West Oak Lane early Monday night.

Gunfire erupted on Norwood Street near Chelten Avenue just after 6 p.m., according to police. An 18-year-old woman was wounded once in her left thigh, a 20-year-old man was shot once in his right ankle and a an 18-year-old man was shot once in the left ankle.

The woman was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in a private vehicle and listed in stable condition. Both men were also taken to Einstein by medics and listed in stable condition.

Morgan Zalot @ 7:02 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013, 6:42 PM

Two men were seriously injured during a shooting in the city's Fairhill section Monday, police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Palethorp Street near Cumberland. Police said a 25-year-old man was shot twice in the right side by an unknown male, and a 37-year-old man was struck once in the pelvic area.

The first victim was taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in serious condition. The second victim was taken by private vehicle to Episcopal Hospital and listed in critical condition.

Solomon Leach @ 6:42 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Monday, July 22, 2013, 1:51 PM

Update, 3:36 p.m.: The two suspects who exchanged gunfire with police and FBI agents in East Mount Airy Monday afternoon have been identified by a police source as Tevin Hammond, 21, and Justin Mackie, 19.

The pair, according to police, were wanted in several homicides, shootings and armed robberies throughout the city. Police recently put out a wanted flier for Mackie after obtaining an arrest warrant for him in connection with last Monday's shooting homicide of 20-year-old Tyrone Hayes, who was killed in the courtyard of the Norman Blumberg Apartments, at 23rd and Jefferson streets in North Philly.

Hammond, according to police, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mackie was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition around 3:30 p.m. A police spokesman said one suspect's gun was recoverd at the scene as of 3 p.m., and police continued to investigate the shooting.

Morgan Zalot @ 1:51 PM  Permalink |
POSTED: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 7:51 PM

A man is in stable condition after being shot by police in Wynnefield Sunday evening, police said.

The shooting happened at 5:38 p.m. near 54th and Hazelhurst streets. The details of the shooting are unknown, but police said the man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. He was taken into custody and transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he is listed in stable condition.

There were no injuries to police.

Solomon Leach @ 7:51 PM  Permalink | 0 comments
POSTED: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 11:42 AM

Two people were injured in a shooting near a North Philadelphia recreation center Sunday morning, police said.

The shooting happened at 10:14 a.m. outside the Winchester Recreation Center on 15th Street near York. Police said a 16-year-old boy was struck in the right hand and a 31-year-old man was hit in the right knee. A third man, who was initially thought to be shot, fell and suffered minor scrapes.

All three victims were taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Solomon Leach @ 11:42 AM  Permalink | 0 comments
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