May 14, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - Police hope that a $10,000 reward and blurry surveillance camera images will lead to arrests in a Mother's Day shooting that wounded 19 people and showed again how far the city has to go to shake a persistent culture of violence that belies the city's festive image. Monday night, police identified Akein Scott, 19, as a suspect, saying several people had identified him. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas said it was too early to say whether Scott was the only suspect and that police were looking for him. Angry residents said gun violence - which has flared at two other city celebrations this year - goes hand-in-hand with the city's other deeply rooted problems such as poverty and urban blight.
June 16, 2012 |
BILLINGS, Mont. - A West Virginia man who claimed to be a victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called "Kindness in America" has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Ray Dolin, 39, of Julian, W. Va., made the acknowledgment Thursday night, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier. The case remains under investigation and charges are possible, though none have been filed. Dolin claimed he was hitchhiking along U.S. Highway 2 west of Glasgow on Saturday when the driver of a maroon pickup pulled over and shot him in the arm. Authorities later arrested Lloyd Christopher Danielson 3d, 52, and charged him with felony assault.
March 21, 2012
Two men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in the Southwark section of South Philadelphia, police said. The three victims were standing on the corner at Fifth and Pierce Streets when someone in a vehicle opened fire about 3:25 p.m., police said. Police took the teen, who was shot once in the left leg, to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Two 52-year-old men were both shot in the right ankle; medics took them to Jefferson. All were listed in stable condition.
January 12, 2012 |
A sometime street-corner rapper from North Philadelphia has been found guilty of third-degree murder by a Philadelphia jury in a 2009 drive-by shooting that mistakenly killed a Housing Authority carpenter. Jamaal "Steel" Simmons, 28, was found guilty Wednesday by a Common Pleas Court jury in the July 25, 2009, incident that mortally wounded Rodney Barnes, a 46-year-old father of four and a minister at Mount Airy Church of God in Christ. Judge Carolyn Engel Temin set sentencing for March 14. The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Mark Gilson, said he would seek the maximum prison term of 50 to 100 years.
December 31, 2011
Two men were in critical condition Friday after being caught in the cross fire of a drive-by shooting in the Mantua section of the city, police said. Passengers in two cars driving near 41st and Parrish Streets opened fire on each other just before 9 p.m. An 81-year-old man standing near the corner received a bullet wound to the head. A 69-year-old man in a wheelchair nearby was shot in an arm and his back. Investigators do not believe either was the intended target of an attack.
September 28, 2011 |
AJUDGE took the rare step yesterday of allowing former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, charged with murder in a drive-by shooting, to go free on $230,000 bond after hearing friends and coaches testify that he was too focused on making a comeback to squander his future on a revenge killing. Prosecutors said they feared Crittenton could threaten witnesses who implicated him in the Aug. 19 shooting death of 22-year-old Julian Jones in Atlanta. Police said Crittenton was retaliating for being robbed of $55,000 worth of jewelry when Jones was mistakenly hit by gunfire while standing outside her house.
August 9, 2011 |
STEVEN "GORILLA" Mondevergine, once the baddest guy in the biker world, pleaded guilty yesterday to aggravated assault and firearms offenses for shooting and stabbing a rival Pagans leader three years ago. Mondevergine, 56, fat and slovenly in a sleeveless white shirt that showed off arms riddled with tattoos, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Earl Trent to three to 10 years in state prison as part of a negotiated plea deal. Deputy District Attorney Brian Grady withdrew an attempted-murder charge in exchange for the plea.
July 23, 2011
A drive-by shooting at a North Philadelphia playground put a teenager in the hospital Friday afternoon, according to police. The 18-year-old was in the East Poplar Playground on the 800 block of North Ninth Street when a burgundy car with tinted windows drove by and someone inside fired into the park, said Officer Jillian Russell, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia police. The teen was grazed by a bullet and released that day, she said. The shooter remains at large, and police have no description.
June 22, 2011
Three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in the city's Frankford section, police said. According to witnesses, the gunman was driving a white Buick Century when he opened fire around 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Dyre Street and struck the three victims in the legs, police said. The Buick was last seen heading toward Frankford Avenue. Two men, ages 18 and 21, were taken to Temple University Hospital. The third, 25, was transported to Aria Health Torresdale Campus.
June 22, 2011
1THREE SHOT IN DRIVE-BY Three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting last night in the city's East Frankford section, police said. A man driving a white Buick Century opened fire about 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of Dyre Street and struck three men in their legs, police said. The car was last seen heading toward Frankford Avenue. Two men, 18 and 21, were taken to Temple University Hospital. A third man, 25, was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. All were in stable condition.