Officials described the killer as a bald black man, about 6 feet tall with light facial hair. They said the man had tattoos on his neck, and was wearing a black hooded sweater.
2WAS CAR SET ABLAZE USED IN SHOOTING?
Police in Chester are investigating whether an impounded car was set on fire yesterday to conceal evidence in connection with a Sunday-night shooting.
Two men, ages 18 and 20, were shot about 9 p.m. on Morton Street near Johnson, and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and were in critical condition, police said.
Police found an abandoned, bullet-riddled car on the other side of town shortly after the shooting, and a witness saw a man with a gun running from the car, according to reports.
The Clayton Auto Garage at 4th and Clayton streets - where the car was impounded - burned down yesterday afternoon as police were waiting for a warrant to search the car. According to reports, the car was likely set ablaze to conceal evidence from the shooting, which was reportedly an act of retaliation for an April 8 shooting during a party that killed two and left eight injured.
3MAN KILLED BY POLICE
A man was fatally shot by police during a foot chase last night on Birch Street near Emerald in Kensington.
At 8:14 p.m., police dispatchers relayed an "assist officer" call in the 24th Police District. Police said two officers fired at a man they were chasing. Police reported that the man was dead at the scene and a gun was found.
Police were responding to a report of a person with a gun and drug sales on Monmouth Street near Amber, and the chase followed.
4DRIVER SOUGHT IN DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN
Police are searching for the driver of a maroon sedan that hit and killed a pedestrian on Roosevelt Boulevard early yesterday in Hunting Park.
Early reports indicated that Martin Xol, 22, was hit by the car after getting off a SEPTA bus. However, Jerri Williams, a SEPTA spokeswoman, said Xol was not among passengers who left the Route R bus at Roosevelt Boulevard and 4th Street about 1:50 a.m. The bus driver said that the maroon car was in front of the bus and was driving through a green light when Xol stepped off the curb along 5th Street to cross Roosevelt Boulevard and was hit, Williams said.
UPDATE: POLICE NEAR MURDER ARREST
Police are zeroing in on the gunman wanted in the slaying of a 39-year-old woman in Kingsessing on Saturday. Wilkins said investigators "do have a suspect" in the slaying of Yvette Saunders, but aren't ready to release the man's name.
Saunders was shot in front of her sister's house at 52nd and Reinhard streets by a man who was aiming at her son, Wilkins said. Saunders' son had made comments to the shooter earlier in the day after seeing the man hit a woman during a neighborhood fight. "She was just an innocent bystander," Wilkins said.
- Staff report