Suspect nabbed in 1st Phila. homicide of New Year

Police investigators at the scene of the shooting. (Staff photo/Bob Moran)

Inquirer staff writer Sam Wood reports:

Philadelphia police this morning said they had made an arrest in the city’s first homicide of the year, but did not immediately identify the suspect.

The victim, Carlton Simmons, 32, was shot once in the stomach at 11:54 a.m. New Year’s Day in West Philadelphia near the intersection of Felton Street and Lansdowne Avenue, police said.

He was driven by a friend to Presbyterian Hospital, then transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Simmons, of the 5400 block of N. Broad Street, was pronounced dead at 8:56 p.m. last night.

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