Cops have not identified a suspect in Rivera’s murder. It’s unclear what sparked the argument that led to his killing.
?2? Warrant issued in E. G’town slaying
Nelson Street near Woodlawn Avenue
An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who police say fatally shot a 21-year-old man in East Germantown on Saturday.
Police are looking for Jahleel Johnson, 20, in the fatal shooting of Keenan Gaskins about 3 p.m. Saturday. Johnson’s last known address is on Crowson Street near Woodlawn Avenue, also in East Germantown, a few blocks from where Gaskins was shot in the chest.
Johnson is 5 feet 6 and weighs 145 pounds, police said. He’s considered armed and dangerous.
Court records show that Johnson was found guilty of disorderly conduct and highway obstruction in March for involvement in a fistfight.
Tipsters can contact homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 /35.
?3? Man throws hot coffee on cashier
Lancaster Avenue near Sloan Street
The customer said he paid. The doughnut lady said he owed a few bucks more. So in a display of temper more suited to a preschool playground than a Mantua doughnut shop, the customer chucked his scalding coffee at the doughnut lady as he stormed out, cursing at her and at a customer who dared to intervene.
And with that, a criminal case was born. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the bespectacled, mustachioed madman who left the doughnut lady with severe burns.
The incident occurred at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Fresh Donuts store, police said. A video with audio from the scene appears to show that the customer paid, but that a dispute arose over the amount, as the clerk appeared to say he was about $2.40 short. “I paid you for my sandwich, lady!” the increasingly agitated man shouted as a worker handed him a cup of coffee. The customer hurled it right back at her, eliciting a squeal from behind the counter and the concern of at least one other customer, who appeared to confront the coffee-chucker as he stomped out.
The man, who faces aggravated-assault charges, was accompanied by another man and was seen arriving in a tan or gold Cadillac. He is described as a black man in his 40s, about 6 feet 1 and 200 pounds. He wore a tan suit and tie, tan shoes and a gold watch. His friend wore a green baseball cap and a tan suit jacket.
Tipsters can call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183.
?4? Police arrest man in murder of teen
Kinsey Street near Tackawanna
A 20-year-old man was formally charged Thursday in the murder of Robert Sneed, a teenager gunned down in Frankford Monday afternoon.
Police said they nabbed Andre Logan after a witness saw him and two other men run into a house near where Sneed, 18, was fatally shot — about a block from where the Colin Farrell flick “Dead Man Down” was scheduled to film scenes a few hours after the murder.
Logan was arraigned Thursday on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal firearm possession, reckless endangerment and related offenses.
Police said they also arrested a second man in Sneed’s murder, Michael Dingle, 18, on Thursday after a warrant was issued. He had not been formally charged as of Thursday night.
?5? Cops: Drunk city worker crashes truck
12th Street near Bigler
A Department of Recreation employee’s drunken joyride came to an abrupt end Thursday night when he plowed into two cars and a house in South Philadelphia, police said. The unidentified driver lost control of a city-owned truck around 6:25 p.m. and was hospitalized with minor injuries and will face DUI charges, police said.
Officials in the Accident Investigation Division would not disclose the man’s age Thursday night. Medics took the man to Methodist Hospital. Police and fire officials were unsure of the extent of his injuries. No one in either car — or in the house that the truck rammed into — was injured. n
— Morgan Zalot, Dana DiFilippo and Phillip Lucas