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Philadelphia Police Search For 5th Suspect In Murder Of 25-Year-Old Woman

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By Walt Hunter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - For the second time in two weeks, an innocent victim has been gunned down in the crossfire on a Philadelphia street.

Twenty-five-year-old Johnika Tiggett was shot to death hours after sharing Thanksgiving dinner with her family at their Nicetown home. Police say she was shot in the head by a stray bullet as five men, all with guns, opened fire outside a neighborhood bar.

Four suspects are now under arrest and charged with murder. A fifth suspect is still on the loose. Court records obtained by CBS 3 reveal one of the alleged killers, Roland Thompson, who has a 12-page criminal history had been paroled last August from prison where he was serving a five to 10-year sentence.

The parole board in its decision citing Thompson’s “positive behavior” and “motivation for success”.

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