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NEWS
May 30, 2016
Philadelphia police are investigating a fatal shooting early Saturday in Southwest Philadelphia. About 2:20 a.m., officers responded to a report of a "person with a gun" on the 2100 block of South 66th Street. They found a 26-year-old man inside a Hyundai Sonata, suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and side, police said. The victim, whose name was not released pending family notification, was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m. Police said the preliminary investigation indicates the victim had been selling drugs when two unknown men came around a corner and began shooting at him. Police are searching for the two men. - Julie Shaw
NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Emily Babay and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
Police were looking for the driver who hit and killed a 57-year-old clergyman who was getting into a church van Thursday night in Kensington. The victim, identified by church members as Eliaser Leon, had just opened the driver's door of the white 2002 Dodge Ram van around 10 p.m. on the 2100 block of North Front Street when he was struck by a passing vehicle, possibly a Saab. Leon was dragged about 15 feet by the vehicle, which sped north on Front Street, police said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. Friday.
NEWS
May 28, 2016
A 66-year-old man was struck and killed while walking in Levittown Wednesday afternoon, police said. John Shough was walking with his brother on the shoulder of Veterans Highway, near New Falls Road, about 3:15 p.m. when he tried to cross Veterans Highway outside of a crosswalk and was struck by a Dodge van heading north, police said. Shough, from Mill Hall, Clinton County, in central Pennsylvania, was taken by ambulance to Lower Bucks Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.
NEWS
May 27, 2016
A 24-year-old Camden man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting in the city last week, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Lehjye Waring is accused of killing James Rhodes, 24, of East Orange, Essex County, about 9:20 p.m. Friday. Camden County Police found Rhodes in the alleyway between the 2800 block of North Constitution Road and North Congress Road. Rhodes was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m. Waring, in custody at the Camden County Correctional Facility, is scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
May 27, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
Police on Wednesday identified the accused in the hit-and-run death of a man who was at a bus stop shelter in Northeast Philadelphia early Tuesday in the pouring rain. John Cook, 35, of the 4800 block of Tackawanna Street in East Frankford, was charged with homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, not being properly licensed, and fleeing the scene. His bail was set early Wednesday at $500,000. Police have said that Cook was driving a 2003 black Lexus E-300 about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday when it struck Alejo Molina, 50, who was standing under a bus shelter on Bustleton Avenue near Cottman Avenue in the pouring rain.
NEWS
May 26, 2016
A 63-year-old South Jersey man was convicted Tuesday of murder in the December 2012 fatal stabbing of a 54-year-old Gloucester County woman who had testified against him in a murder trial. Richard Santiago was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder and related offenses, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said in a news release. Ramona Johnstone had testified against Santiago at his 2006 trial for the 2004 killing of Johnstone's boyfriend, Richard King, of Mantua. King was visiting Johnstone at her Woodbury apartment complex on South Broad Street, where Santiago also lived then, in a different unit.
NEWS
May 22, 2016
A person was fatally struck by CSX freight train Friday night near Trenton, authorities said. The train was traveling from South Kearny, N.J., to Philadelphia when it hit the pedestrian in Ewing Township, Mercer County, about 6:10 p.m., authorities said. SEPTA's West Trenton Line, which uses the same tracks, was heavily delayed and train service was suspended beyond the Woodbourne Station in Langhorne, Bucks County. No further information, including anything the gender of the person hit, was immediately available.
NEWS
May 22, 2016
A 26-year-old man was killed Friday after he was struck by a SEPTA Regional Rail train just north of the Fern Rock Transportation Center. Police said that about 11:45 a.m., the man was walking between the inbound and outbound railroad tracks near Godfrey Avenue, at the border of Fern Rock and Olney, when he was struck by a West Trenton Line train headed south to the Fern Rock Transportation Center, at 9th Street and Nedro Avenue. The man, whose name police were not releasing because the incident is considered an accident, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:05 p.m. It was not clear why he was walking in between the tracks.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two people were killed in separate shootings in the city's Strawberry Mansion and Ogontz sections on Wednesday, police said Thursday. About 2:20 a.m., police responded to a report of gunshots in Strawberry Mansion. There, they found a 41-year-old man, Angelo Walker, lying unresponsive on the corner of 32nd and Clifford Streets, with multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen. Medics pronounced Walker, of the 1900 block of North 32nd Street in Strawberry Mansion, dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m. Later Wednesday, about 5:20 p.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Widener Place in Ogontz for a report of a shooting.
NEWS
May 20, 2016
A 23-year-old man will be arraigned Friday in the March fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in Camden, authorities said. Clarence Green, of Camden, was charged last week with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Rafael Vincente, also of Camden. On March 22, police responded to a gunshot sound-detection report around 8:45 p.m. in the area of the 1300 block of Kaighns Avenue. Police found Vincente shot multiple times in a vehicle that had crashed nearby. Vincente was pronounced dead that night at Cooper University Hospital.
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