September 23, 2016 |
A Philadelphia jury on Wednesday convicted a 22-year-old man of first-degree murder and related offenses in a July 2014 ambush shooting on a Feltonville porch in which one man was killed and four other people were injured. The panel of seven women and five men is expected to begin deliberations Thursday on whether to sentence Siddiq Shelton of Olney to life in prison or death in the slaying of Elisha Bull, 20. The jury also convicted Shelton of attempted murder and weapons and related offenses in connection with the people on the porch who were injured.
September 17, 2016 |
It's a case with the elements of a tragedy all too common on Philadelphia streets. It's about young men with guns, and with grudges that began in their teens, and indiscriminate shots that killed an innocent bystander and wounded four other people. Among the wounded: the alleged target, who now says police concocted his identification of his boyhood friend as one of the shooters. It is titled Commonwealth v. Siddiq Shelton , and its namesake, now 22, could end up with a death sentence.
September 2, 2016 |
A motorcyclist died overnight in Feltonville after he was fatally hit by a vehicle that fled the scene. The striking SUV was located a few blocks from the crash and investigators said they had developed a person of interest by Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, when a 2000 GMC Yukon heading north on the 4800 block of Whitaker Avenue struck "practically head on" a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle that was traveling south, said Capt. Patrick Kelly of the Accident Investigation Division.
July 29, 2016
A 55-year-old man was shot in the city's Feltonville section late Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The man, who was not identified, was found at 5:58 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his lower back on the 200 block of East Ruscomb Street, authorities said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and was in stable condition. Police reported no arrests. - Chris Palmer
June 25, 2016 |
A security guard was wounded in an overnight shootout outside a bar in Philadelphia's Feltonville section. The incident happened about 2 a.m. Thursday outside a corner bar at Front Street and Wyoming Avenue, police said. The guard, who had been working at the bar, saw a man firing a gun as he left the business, Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters. The security guard returned fire, and both men fired several shots. The guard was struck in his right leg, Small said, and taken to a hospital.
June 17, 2016 |
Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma brain cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed in March, his family said. Professor Becker joined what is now Villanova's Charles Widger School of Law in 1972, rose to professor in 1976, and retired in 2011 as an emeritus professor, although he kept teaching for several more years. "Professor Becker left an indelible mark on the Law School community and the generations of students he educated and inspired," the school said in a tribute on its Facebook page.
April 27, 2016 |
Police on Monday were investigating the shooting deaths of six men across Philadelphia over the weekend. No arrests had been made in any of the slayings as of Monday afternoon. The victims ranged in age from 17 to 36, and included one man who had been speaking to a state House candidate about volunteering for the campaign just before he was killed. The last of the deadly incidents happened about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when 18-year-old Elijah Frazier was shot dead on the 8000 block of Temple Road in Cedarbrook.
February 8, 2016
On Jan. 14, the Flyers Wives Building Hope for Kids hosted a fashion shopping fund-raiser at the Atrium in the Phoenix in Philadelphia. The evening was a preview of what's hot in spring fashion and makeup. More than 50 attended the event, with proceeds going to renovate the home of Bisan Abu Ali and her family. The 8-year-old Feltonville girl suffers from a rare form of cancer that is affecting her eyesight. Flyers Wives Building Hope for Kids and the Michael's Way Foundation partner to rehab homes to help families cope in challenging times.
January 6, 2016 |
Four men were fatally shot over the weekend in the first homicides of the new year, and two teenagers were critically wounded, Philadelphia police said Monday. The first happened Wednesday night on the 5900 block of Manning Street in West Philadelphia, where 18th District officers responded to a report of a shooting and found Adidas Goode, 17, who had been shot in the forehead around 8 p.m. Goode was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he remained on life support until Friday night, when he was pronounced dead.