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February 12, 2012 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police arrested the alleged gunman Friday in a triple slaying at a West Philadelphia grocery store and issued a murder warrant for a second man wanted in the September killings. Ibrahim Muhammed, described as a 31-year-old career criminal, allegedly shot the owner of Lorena's Grocery, his wife, and her sister during a robbery Sept. 6, police said Friday. Muhammed, of Southwest Philadelphia, who had 18 previous arrests, had been taken into custody Thursday on an unrelated drug charge.
NEWS
January 29, 2012 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Mutter Street, monuments to the murdered stand like altars. Four memorials have sprouted from the pavement of this North Philadelphia street in the last three years, including one last week for Reyna Aguirre Alonso, 29, a deli clerk shot execution-style, possibly because she was a witness to an earlier killing on this drug-plagued street. Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a man in a ski mask entered the market and, without a word, shot Alonso four times. He took nothing. Police have not named a suspect in her killing, but on Friday, the Philadelphia Police Fugitive Task Force and FBI arrested Jorge Aldea, 23, of North Philadelphia, in the November slaying of Louis Chevere.
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January 17, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - A 15-year-old described by a neighbor as a "nice young boy" showed up at a sheriff's department in rural Arkansas and told investigators he had shot and killed his 16-year-old sister in his family's home. Authorities found the girl's body in a bedroom of the house near Ozark while the teens' parents were out grocery-shopping, Franklin County Sheriff Anthony Boen said yesterday. Boen said he didn't believe that the girl's death had been accidental, although her brother appeared remorseful and was teary-eyed when he turned himself in. Authorities were treating the death as a homicide.
NEWS
January 11, 2012
A story Sunday about the sale of Genuardi's supermarkets wrongly identified a cofounder of the chain. Josephine Genuardi helped establish it as a horse-drawn grocery business in 1920. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail dsullivan@phillynews.com .
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December 29, 2011 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Strangers turned guns over to Walter Lewis when he worked gun drives during his days with the Philadelphia Police Department. Now retired, Lewis handed over his late father's shotgun on Wednesday in a buyback program in the city of Camden. His father bought the gun for bird-hunting decades ago, but never used it, Lewis said. After his father's death in 2007, the gun sat in a closet in Lewis' home. When the father of two teenagers turned the gun in, he joked that the serial numbers were still visible.
NEWS
December 26, 2011 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Every Friday morning, Betty Crymes heads to the lobby of her senior residence with bags in hand and waits for the $4 weekly shuttle that will ferry her five miles to the ShopRite in Brooklawn. Like many of her carless neighbors in Camden - who ride the shuttle, take two buses to get to the city's only large supermarket, or pay someone to drive them to a suburban store - Crymes needs a full day to get basic provisions. The nine-square-mile city, home to nearly 80,000, has only one chain grocery - a Pathmark at the southeast edge of town - and few midsize independent groceries.
NEWS
December 18, 2011 | Chris Mondics, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Declaring that the investigation was at a virtual standstill, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey stood outside a West Philadelphia grocery Sunday where the owner, his wife, and his sister were gunned down Sept. 6 and appealed for the public's help in solving the crime. Ramsey, describing the killings as the worst in recent memory, said police had neither suspects nor leads in the killing of Porfirio Nunez, his wife, Carmen, and his sister Lina Sanchez. Ramsey was ringed by relatives and friends of the family, who carried placards reading "We want justice" and "We want these cases solved.
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