Teen held for attempted murder in subway shooting

Shawn Walker, 18, of Philadelphia
Shawn Walker, 18, of Philadelphia
Posted: October 13, 2012

An 18-year-old Philadelphia youth was charged today with attempted murder in connection with two robberies, including one brazen shooting in a SEPTA concourse.

Shawn Walker, of Anchor Street in Crescentville, is being held on $800,000 bail. He's also charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy, and robbery, according to the District Attorney's Office.

The two robberies occurred earlier this month.

Police found Walker hiding in a relative's house in East Frankford after the latest alleged offense at 7:35 p.m., Oct. 7.

In that robbery, authorities said Walker shot a 53-year-old man in his hip and robbed him inside the SEPTA Broad Street Line concourse on Broad Street near Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia.

Police had video surveillance of Walker inside the concourse.

But they also said the teen is connected to a robbery on Lehigh Avenue near 16th Street on Oct. 5.

Walker was taken into custody Thursday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 29.

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