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POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12:22 PM

A toddler who fell from a second-story window in Kensington this morning has been listed in critical condition, according to police.

The 3-year-old boy fell from the second-story rear window of property on Victoria Street near Frankford Avenue around 10:15 a.m., police said.

He was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was listed in critical condition.

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POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12:16 PM

This is when chivalry goes wrong. Terribly wrong.

Around 2:20 a.m. today, a man and his girlfriend were arguing as they left the Eagle Bar in Hunting Park when they were approached by a group of men, police said.

The men asked the woman if she was alright and then one of the men started a fight with the woman's boyfriend, police said. That man's 35-year-old brother, who had been in his car on Erie Avenue near Park waiting for the couple, got out of his vehicle and went to help his brother, police said.

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POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12:01 PM

A man working security at a banquet hall party in Germantown Saturday allegedly stabbed a party guest following a fight over photographs, police said.

The victim, a 48-year-old man, was attending a party at Temptations Banquet Hall on Chelten Avenue near Wayne. He was getting pictures printed from a photographer there when around 1:30 a.m. a 52-year-old man working security at the function told the photographer to close up shop for the night, according to police.

An argument that broke out between the victim and the security guard briefly turned physical, but the security guard walked away, police said. However, about three minutes later, the guard returned with a knife in his hand and stabbed the victim once in his stomach, according to police.

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POSTED: Sunday, June 30, 2013, 11:40 AM

Two people were tied up with a fan cord during a home invasion early this morning in Greys Ferry, according to police.

Around 6:46 a.m., two armed men wearing face masks broke into a house on 30th Street near Wharton and tied up the residents inside with a cord from a fan, police said.

The men made off with a black Toyota Camry, $1,200 in cash, a flat screen television and laptop computers.

Stephanie Farr @ 11:40 AM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 3:49 PM
Briscoe, in a mugshot from November 2011

Police have identified the man killed outside a North Philadelphia bar Wednesday night as 19-year-old Tracy Briscoe.

Briscoe, of North Philadelphia, was shot in the head around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Germantown and Indiana avenues. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Police said they recovered a gun from Briscoe's waistband. Investigators were reviewing surveillance from the area to see if it captured the incident.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 10:52 PM

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Wednesday night outside a North Philadelphia bar, police said.

The shooting happened at about 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Germantown and Indiana avenues. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim, whose name was not released, with gunshot wounds to the head. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead at 9:53 p.m., police said.

Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said investigators found two shell casings next to the victim’s body, likely indicating that he was shot at close range. When police picked the victim up to take him to the hospital, a handgun fell out of his waistband, Small said. He added that the caliber of the handgun did not match the shell casings found at the scene.

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 3:42 PM

Police are searching for a gunman who wounded two men Wednesday afternoon in North Philadelphia's Fairhill section.

Cops said the victims, both 24-year-old men, were at the corner of Mascher and Cambria streets around 1:30 p.m. when they were both shot. One was wounded in the right leg and taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in stable condition, and the second was wounded in the buttocks and later showed up at Episcopal Hospital in a private auto, police said. That victim was later transferred to Temple and listed in stable condition.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, and police have not said what motivated it.

Morgan Zalot @ 3:42 PM  Permalink | 0
POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 3:25 PM

Police have identified a man shot to death Monday night in the city's Francisville section.

Killed in a shooting at Francis and Perkiomen streets around 11 p.m. that night was 20-year-old Jesse Roberts, who lived on Worrell Street near O in Juniata Park.

Police said they do not yet have a motive in the shooting, and there have been no arrests. Court records show that Roberts was convicted of drug possession and sentenced to probation earlier this year.

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