PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police sources have identified the suspect in custody for fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl in North Philadelphia as 41-year-old Robert Jamieson. The shooting happened shortly after 4:30 p.m. at 22nd Street and Sedgley Avenue on Saturday.
Sources say Jamieson will be charged with murder and three counts of attempted murder.
Investigators say they recovered a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun, which they say Jamieson was not permitted to carry.
Police say Jamieson has eight priors.
BREAKING: Robert Jamieson to face murder charge in fatal shooting of 16-year-old at 22nd & Sedgley in N. Phila., sources say. Jamieson was allegedly armed with a 9mm Smith & Wesson, which investigators say he was not permitted to carry. He has 8 priors, incl simple assault.
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Jamieson, according to police, was walking up the street, randomly firing his gun as people exited a SEPTA bus. He first shot at a woman, but she was not struck. But he continued firing and fatally struck a 16-year-old girl.
“At the time people saw him already firing, I guess that in and of itself is not normal behavior,” Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter said. “Walking down the street, didn’t seem to be directing toward anybody — just the fact they were exiting the bus and [he was] firing in that direction.
“When police got to him, his gun was empty and they were able to apprehend him hiding behind a car.”
At last check, Jamieson is waiting to be arraigned.
CBS3’s Joe Holden contributed to this report.