Idris Phelps, of Linmore Street near 67th, in Southwest Philadelphia's Elmwood section, was arrested and charged with murder and related offenses, police said.
According to court documents, Phelps, who did not have a criminal record before the shooting, was being held at the detention center on State Road awaiting a preliminary hearing.
Decomposed body found in Frankford
* Aramingo Avenue
below Church Street
Cops were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found partially decomposed near an Interstate 95 ramp in Frankford on Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the area off Aramingo Avenue just before 12:30 p.m. when a state surveying crew stumbled upon the body near fences between the off-ramp and the back of the Northeast Aluminum Co. building. Investigators on Tuesday said the body had been there for a while, and they were unable to determine the man's age.
The decomposed body remained unidentified later Tuesday afternoon. Cops were not sure if foul play was a factor in the man's death.
Weekend murder victims identified
* Somerset Street near
Police on Tuesday identified three men shot to death in separate incidents in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Killed Saturday afternoon when gunfire erupted on Somerset Street near Ormes, in Kensington, was Kareem Tomlin, 21. Investigators are unsure who fired the bullet that killed Tomlin, who lived on Hartville Street near Ontario, less than a mile from where he was slain.
Jorge Roman Medina, 19, was killed early Sunday morning on the Feltonville block where he lived, according to police. Medina was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound to the head at the scene, on Mascher Street near Loudon, about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Police on Tuesday did not release a motive or have a suspect in Medina's killing.
Rhodphy Hakeem Rice III, 32, had just gotten out of his car near his house, on Hortter Street near Ross, in East Mount Airy, late Sunday night when he was fatally shot, police said. Rice was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center just before 11 p.m. Sunday.
Police have not yet made arrests in the homicides.
- Morgan Zalot