Man slain in house of ill-repute is identified

Posted: April 18, 2012

A man killed in a shooting in a house of ill-repute in Southwest Philadelphia Tuesday was identified today as 22-year-old Shirkey Warthen.

Police said Warthen lived on the 1200 block of South Ruby Street in the same Kingsessing neighborhood as the crime scene.

He was hit multiple times and a 34-year-old woman was wounded in the knee when gunfire erupted about 10 p.m. following an argument in the residence on Florence Avenue near 54th Street, described by police as a known location for drug activity and prostitution.

Warthen died at 11:40 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Police did not disclose the nature of the argument and there is no word yet if they have identified any possible suspects.

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|