Police Continue To Search For Suspects In Store Owner’s Murder In North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are seeking three suspects following the robbery and murder of the owner of a corner store Saturday night in the Hartranft section of North Philadelphia.

Investigators say Felix Rodriguez was shot six times in the head and back in his small grocery store located at the corner of 9th and York Streets. One investigator described the shooting as “overkill with a gun” since every bullet went through the shop owner’s body causing property damage.

Neighbors say 59-year-old Rodriguez, fondly referred to as “Poppy,” was a grandfather of a three-year old with cerebral palsy.

“It’s a shame, it’s a shame.”

“He didn’t do anything to nobody.”

“It’s sad for us because we know the man, a good man.”

Authorities say there were video cameras in the store and now police are hunting for the three suspects believed to be involved in the shooting.


Reported By Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

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  1. HAPPY FATHERS DAY KYW says:

    AWAITING MODERATION ON THAT COMMENT ALSO , I PRESUME

    SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

  2. ROUND UP ALL THE USUAL says:

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY PHILA. ANOTHER SENSELESS SHOOTING, AND WE LOSE A PERSON WHO CARED, TO 3 VILILIAGE IDIOTS. THEY WILL COST US TAXPAYERS A LIFETIME BEHIND BARS, FOR THESE IDIOTS WILL GET CAUGHT

    LETS BLAME SOCIETY ON THIS , NOT THE SHOOTERS, CERTAINLY NOT THE PARENTS, CAUSE IF WE DID, US REDNECKS WOULD BE CALLED RACIST

    SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

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