Cops: Spat led to fatal shooting

Posted: October 02, 2012

Man, 82, arrested

in fatal shooting

* Ingersoll Street near 25th

A 51-year-old man is dead and an 82-year-old man is in police custody after a shooting in North Philadelphia Monday, police said.

Just after 5 p.m., the elderly suspect and the victim were involved in an argument - which police believe was over a woman - when the older man shot the victim in the mouth, cops said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics at 6:15 p.m. Neighbors looked on Monday night as police searched for evidence near the man's body, which lay beneath a white sheet in a grassy, trash-strewn lot on 25th Street.

A man was taken into custody on Ingersoll Street near 27th about 5:15 p.m. for questioning.

Man, 19, shot

to death in car

* Hollywood Street near

Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Cops were probing a North Philadelphia shooting death Monday night.

About 3:55 p.m., the man, 19, was approached as he was riding in a black Ford. A gunman shot him twice in his chest, police said.

The man crashed the car into a stoop on the block, where it sat disabled with its passenger-side door flung open while police investigated about 5 p.m.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m.

Double shooting leaves man dead * 23rd and Stewart streets

In the third homicide in about three hours in North Philadelphia, a 19-year-old man died after he was a victim in a double shootiung about 7 p.m. Monday.

Cops said the shooting started inside an auto-body shop about three blocks from where a 51-year-old man had been gunned down earlier in the day. The 19-year-old victim was hit in the back and taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:38 p.m. A 21-year-old man was shot in the hand and was in stable condition at Temple.

DUI driver swerves to

avoid 'elephant'

* I-295 near Route 141,

New Castle, Del.

A man who told Delaware State Police that he swerved to avoid an elephant, crashed his car on I-295 in Delaware. He was arrested and charged with his seventh DUI offense.

State Police said Samuel Phipps, 31, of New Castle, admitted that he had been smoking marijuana dipped in PCP before getting behind the wheel of a 1998 Land Rover Friday night.

Phipps was southbound on I-295 when he ran off the road and hit the left-lane guardrail near Route 141.

"The trooper who responded to the scene of the accident found that Phipps appeared to be impaired," a police statement said. "Phipps told the trooper that the accident was a result of . . . swerving to avoid an elephant he observed running in the path of his vehicle."

Man, 27, critically wounded in Kensington shooting

* Front and Westmoreland


A 27-year-old man was clinging to life after being shot as many as nine times on a Kensington street corner Monday night, police said.

The shooting happened about 8:15 p.m. and the unidentified victim was wounded in his torso, back and right leg, cops said.

Medics took him to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

- Phillip Lucas, Morgan Zalot

and staff reports

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