Archive: March, 2013
Police are investigating the murder of a 20-year-old man who was shot to death on a street corner in Kingsessing early Friday afternoon.
The victim was on Regent Street near 55th shortly after noon when someone shot him several times in the upper torso and head, a police spokeswoman said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m.
So far, police have no motive or suspects in the fatal shooting. The man is the 51st person slain in Philadelphia so far in 2013, compared with 84 murder victims as of the same date last year.
A man and a woman were in critical condition early Friday morning after police say they were both shot in South Philadelphia late Thursday night.
Shortly before 11:30 p.m., police on patrol heard gunshots in the area of 7th and McKean streets and arrived at the intersection to find both victims lying on the ground, each suffering from at least two gunshot wounds, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The woman, 22, was shot in the thighs and buttocks, and the 23-year-old man suffered two gunshot wounds to the head, Small said.
A police officer responding to a call in South Philadelphia arrived at 10th and Mifflin streets to find a man stabbing two other men at the corner.
When the officer pulled up shortly after 10 p.m. and exited his car and ordered the 23-year-old suspect several times to drop the 8-inch knife he was holding, the suspect continued to stab the other men, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The cop then shot the suspect, hitting him in the torso and leg, Small said. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in stable condition.
A 40-year-old man remained in critical condition Thursday night after he was shot twice on a pedestrian bridge in North Philadelphia.
Police said the man was on the bridge over the railroad tracks near Lawrence and Westmoreland streets just before 4 p.m. when someone shot him once in the head and once in the back.
He was rushed to Temple University Hospital and listed in critical condition.
Killed in a double shooting in West Oak Lane early Wednesday morning was 49-year-old Welton Clark, of Cheltenham, police said Thursday.
Clark, who lived on Krewson Lane near Yew Road in Cheltenham, was fatally shot in the chest and side in an alley near Ogontz and 68th avenues shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. He died at the scene. A 57-year-old man also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the shooting, and was treated at Albert Einstein Medical Center, according to investigators.
A search of court records in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties shows no criminal record for Clark. Police have not yet determined a motive or any suspects in the shooting.
Police have identified the victim of Tuesday’s fatal shooting in Logan as Stacey Berry, 31, of the 15th Street near Lindley Avenue. Berry was shot in the left side of the chest shortly after 1 p.m. near 15th Street and Duncannon Avenue. He was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead at 1:56 p.m.
Berry was the city’s third fatal shooting victim in roughly 24 hours. Officials have not yet identified a suspect or motive.
Court records show that Berry had been arrested numerous times on drug charges over roughly the last decade. In January 2012, according to court documents, he pleaded guilty to manufacture or possession of drugs with intent to deliver and was sentenced to a year of probation.
A man was shot to death in the city's Logan section Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The victim, who police said is 32 years old, was near the intersection of 15th Street and Duncannon Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. when someone opened fire on him, hitting him in the left side of the chest.
He was rushed to Albert Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead there at 1:56 p.m.
Police have identified a man shot to death on a Fairhill street in broad daylight Monday afternoon.
Bezuir Santiago, 25, of K Street near Hunting Park Avenue in Juniata Park, died on the sidewalk on 4th Street near Indiana Avenue shortly before 3 p.m. when someone shot him several times, police said.
Court records show a lengthy record for Santiago, who was arrested in 2011 on attempted murder, aggravated assault and gun charges and has several drug arrests. The attempted murder charge, according to court documents, was dropped due to lack of prosecution when a witness failed to appear in court.