Philadelphia Police Apprehend Alleged 17-Year-Old Shooter In SEPTA Armed Robbery

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a young man from southwest Philadelphia on SEPTA’s Broad Street line Saturday afternoon.

Twenty-two year-old Dekarr Henderson was shot in the back of the head around 3:30 Saturday afternoon on the northbound subway platform in the 2200 block of north Broad Street (see related story). Philadelphia police say the suspect stole Henderson’s iPhone at gunpoint on the street, then followed the victim into the subway station.

Late yesterday, police arrested a 17 year-old from North Philadelphia; they’re not releasing his name because he’s a juvenile.

Dekarr Henderson was released from Temple University Hospital today.

Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. Joe black says:

    Lock this braindead thug up and throw away the key.He’s a menace to society,you robbed the man then shot him for what a phone?He should never walk the streets again what a waste of life.

  2. Stephanie Palmer says:

    He’s a juvenile, but he has a gun. Why didn’t he take it to Harrisburg and rob one of the legislators who make it so easy for people to buy them. I’m sure Mr. Henderson had nothing to do with his having a gun.

    1. M says:

      You are more than entitled to your opinion, but have you ever purchased a “legal” fire arm, one that is registered? These guns are sold illegally, and have no registration to an owner. This problem goes beyond a gun. It is the lack of responsibility and guidance from parents to direct their children towards something productive.
      – And for the hipster temple students who think north Philadelphia is “up and coming”, stop being so naive!

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