Police say two would-be robbers got more than they bargained for Thursday night in West Philadelphia when one of their intended victims had his own gun.
Investigators say in August 2010 and again in August 2011, suspect Robert Palen picked up women in the area of Torresdale and Longshore Avenues and offered them a ride home.
Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.
Police charged one 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder last Thursday of a man walking his dog in West Philadelphia, and a second 15-year-old, the alleged triggerman, surrendered to authorities early Friday morning.
Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.
Police say the dead woman’s boyfriend had blood on his face, hands, and jeans, a cut on his forehead, his shirt ripped, and scratches on his chest when they arrived.
Eric Birnbaum was talking with a co-worker when a man ran up, fired a shot into the back of Birnbaum’s head, and fled.
Luke Sanderlin waived his preliminary hearing on misdemeanor charges that include filing a false report and reckless endangerment. In exchange, prosecutors will drop a felony charge.
Police sources tell KYW Newsradio that Tam Minh Le is in custody here after being extradited from Virginia.
On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.
The video comes from an onboard surveillance camera on trolley as it made its way through North Philadelphia.
The group, calling itself the “All Life Matters Coalition,” gathered at 12th and Jefferson Streets, where newlywed mother of two Kim Jones was shot once in the back of the head in broad daylight.
Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.
Authorities say a baby who died after being set on fire in the middle of a New Jersey road still had its umbilical cord and placenta attached.
In 2012 there were 67 homicides, in 2014 just 33.