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November 1, 2011 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, zalotm@phillynews.com 215-854-5928
TWO DRUNK MEN who made a game of firing a BB gun at buildings and satellite dishes from the roof of a Kensington rowhouse yesterday afternoon sparked a two-hour standoff with SWAT, K-9 and Homeland Security officers, police said. About 4 p.m., police responded to a report of a person with a gun at a house on Frankford Avenue near Allegheny, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. Upon arrival, he said, they saw one of the men on the roof of a house, armed with what appeared to be a rifle but was actually a BB gun, Small said.
NEWS
May 25, 2013
A Chester County high school student brought a BB gun into a homeroom class and shot a classmate in the chest with a plastic pellet, police said Friday. The student was unharmed except for a "minor red mark" on his chest - and school administrators at Westtown's Rustin High School only learned about the incident after another student sent them an anonymous note, Westtown-East Goshen police said in a release. The 16-year-old student who brought the BB gun to school had been keeping it in his backpack; police said he brought the BB gun to school so he could take it to a friend's house afterward.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
Upper Merion police were investigating a report of a man seen exiting a home carrying a BB gun near the Caley Elementary School in King of Prussia, authorities said. The 1 p.m. sighting on Regimental Road prompted police to ask that pupils remain indoors as a precaution while officers conducted their investigation, according to a statement by spokesperson Kathryn Ashbridge posted on the Upper Merion Area School District's website. No BBs were fired, a police dispatcher in Upper Merion said.
NEWS
February 28, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer
HOURS AFTER a shooting yesterday at a suburban Cleveland high school left one teen dead and four others injured, a North Philadelphia fifth-grader went on a mini-rampage of his own with a BB gun. The student at John Whittier School, at 27th and Clearfield streets, could be expelled after shooting one classmate with a plastic pellet from a BB gun and threatening another, district officials said. The boy was detained by the principal after a teacher reported hearing the threat, Gallard said.
NEWS
February 28, 2012 | FROM STAFF REPORTS
A fifth grader at a North Philadelphia elementary school was suspended Monday after he shot a classmate with a BB gun and threatened another student, district officials said. A teacher at John Whittier School, 27th and Clearfield Streets, was alerted that a student had a weapon after the boy threatened to shoot another student, said Fernando Gallard, spokesman for the Philadelphia School District. The student ditched his backpack containing the gun in the school yard and at first told school administrators he did not have a BB gun, Gallard said.
NEWS
April 29, 2004 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The parents of a Bucks County teenager who died after he was shot with a BB gun asked a federal judge yesterday to set aside a settlement between the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Daisy Manufacturing Co. that does not require the recall of 7.5 million high-powered BB guns. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Philadelphia by Jerome J. and Rebecca G. Mahoney calls the settlement "toothless" and questions the propriety of how it was reached. The settlement was approved in November over the objections of the administrative law judge handling the complaint against Daisy.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oscar Camacho Sr. points to the bullet holes in the tan siding of an East Camden home. He is standing a few feet from a collection of empty Corona bottles, a blue T-shirt that reads "Super Dad," and a picture of his son - who was the father of three young boys - on the sidewalk corner. "Bang," Camacho says, motioning toward one hole. He points toward at least four others, repeating it. "Bang, bang, bang. " This is where his 33-year-old son, Oscar Jr., was fatally shot by two Camden County police officers July 3. Authorities said Camacho Jr. aimed a weapon at them and was suicidal.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | By Michelle Crouch, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Beck Middle School student was suspended for 10 days yesterday for bringing a BB gun to school, school officials said. The gun was shaped like a revolver, and the boy showed other students at his bus stop how it worked by firing it into the ground, School Superintendent Morton Sherman said. The boy then put it into his bag and brought it to school, according to Sherman. A student who rode the bus with the boy reported the incident to his teacher, who alerted authorities, Sherman said.
NEWS
November 10, 1999 | By Kate Campbell, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A 16-year-old Abington High School student who placed a handgun-style BB gun against the head of 14-year-old girl at a school bus stop last week, threatened her, and brought the gun to school is being held at Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, Abington police said yesterday. The teenager made sexual comments to the girl and is charged with reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, assault, and possessing an instrument of crime, Abington Lt. John Livingood said.
NEWS
May 29, 1999 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old Solebury Township boy who shot and critically wounded his 16-year-old friend with a BB gun on Monday was charged yesterday with assault and recklessly endangering another person. The charges were filed in Bucks County Juvenile Court by District Attorney Alan Rubenstein and Solebury Police Officer John D. Kenderline. Rubenstein said the youth, who attends the Chestnut Hill Academy, was expected to turn himself in to juvenile authorities by Tuesday and have a hearing within 10 days after that.
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July 28, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A man who tried to rob two people with a real looking BB gun in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia was wounded early Tuesday when his second victim shot him with a licensed weapon. The man was shot three times in the stomach and chest area and is in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said. Police were still trying to determine the man's identity; he did not have ID on him and has not been cooperating with police.
NEWS
February 11, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday that the fatal shooting last July by Camden County Police officers of a man holding a BB gun was justified, a ruling that frustrated the man's family. The Prosecutor's Office said Oscar Camacho Jr., 33, pointed the weapon, which was black and had a brown handle, at an officer and ignored orders to drop it before the officer and a sergeant opened fire. Sgt. Keith Henderson, a 10-year veteran, fired 16 times, striking Camacho "multiple times," authorities said.
NEWS
February 7, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police said Friday that they had arrested two teenagers in connection with an armed robbery this week on the Schuylkill River Trail, and are investigating whether they were responsible for other assaults on the popular pathway. The boys, 16 and 17, are facing charges that include aggravated assault, robbery, theft, and related crimes in Wednesday night's attack on a 38-year-old man, police said. The victim told police he was walking north on the trail just before 9 p.m. when four teenagers on bicycles approached him near Paine's Park, pointed handguns at him, and demanded money, his cellphone, and his bag. He handed over the phone, but was beaten and punched when he refused to unlock it, police said.
NEWS
February 2, 2016
WHEN I was a student at Howard University back in the dark ages, classmates used to boast about coming from tough, inner-city neighborhoods. It was almost like playing the dozens, the way friends would try to one-up each others' tall tales. I don't remember, though, ever hearing anything back then that could compare with the experiences that some kids in Philly witness on a regular basis. I'm thinking of two murders involving youngsters that took place this past fall. All killings are tragic, but these were particularly heart-wrenching because they involved teens -- babies, really.
NEWS
December 18, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, STAFF WRITER
When 14-year-old Duval "DJ" DeShields saw a group of preteen girls and boys fighting in his North Philadelphia neighborhood, friends said he brandished a BB pistol and the fighting ended. DeShields' act of intervention on Oct. 12 later got him killed. On Wednesday, friends told a Philadelphia judge that Dimitrius Brown, 19, confronted DeShields at 8:40 p.m. on 10th Street near Thompson. Brown grabbed DeShields and demanded: "What makes you think it's cool for you to pull a gun on one of my young bulls?"
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
After hard time at state prison, after months of nothing but prison-yard worms, after two bumpy buses and a train trek to Philadelphia while stashed away in a peanut butter jar, freedom was near for the Frog. His unlikely captor, Eric Miskovitch, stood in the grass on the Schuylkill River Trail on Dec. 7, holding his palm-size jailhouse pet, until recently the pride of C Block. And if freedom was imminent for the Frog, it was a newfound pleasure for Miskovitch. Only two hours earlier, Miskovitch, 39, of Allegheny County, had been paroled from Graterford Prison, where he had spent twelve years for a robbery and a string of car thefts - and for the very bad habit of leading police on high-speed chases through the streets and suburbs of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
December 16, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, STAFF WRITER
The mother of a missing 15-year-old boy who found her son shot to death in a car in North Philadelphia told police that an anonymous caller sent her to the block where she found the body, a law enforcement source said. The mother of Xavier Stern of Upper Darby told police that she received a call last Tuesday from someone she did not know telling her to go to the area of 24th and Park Streets to find her son, the source said. She found the teenager's body three days later in a debris-strewn car, the source said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2015 | Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
Thanks to the magic of the 24-hour TV-movie marathon, the phrase "You'll shoot your eye out!" has become as much a part of our Yuletide vocabulary as Tiny Tim's eternally precious "God bless us everyone!" This year, you don't have to wait until TBS' Christmas Eve kickoff of 24 hours of "A Christmas Story" to hear that spirit-crushing admonition. Not surprisingly, it resounds throughout "A Christmas Story - The Musical," which is having its Philly premiere through Jan. 10 at the Walnut Street Theatre.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dimitrius Brown arrived at the city courthouse Friday morning to stand trial for theft. But before his trial even began, he left in handcuffs, accused of a much more serious offense: the murder of 14-year-old Duval DeShields, who was shot Monday in North Philadelphia. Homicide detectives served Brown's arrest warrant in the courtroom just after 10 a.m. Friday. Cameron Kline, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, said such arrests are not uncommon. "In a situation like this, we know where the defendant is, and it's a semi-secure place to serve and make that arrest," he said.
NEWS
October 15, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 14-year-old boy remained in critical condition after being shot in the forehead Monday night in North Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. The shooting occurred near a Philadelphia Housing Authority police station on the 1200 block of North 10th Street. The boy, police said, lived in the neighborhood. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital. While the boy was being transported to the hospital, what appears to have been a BB gun fell out of his clothing, police said. Police said a large amount of blood was found in the middle of the street Monday night.
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