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February 1, 1997 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / AKIRA SUWA
Claudia Pentoja is consoled by Wanda Morena (left) and Aida Cartagena after learning that her 14-year-old nephew had been killed by a gunshot in his family's Northern Liberties apartment. Authorities said Juan "Ramon" Rivera was shot about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, but the circumstances were not immediately clear. Detectives were questioning a youth who was with Rivera, a ninth grader at Kensington High.
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February 3, 2000 | By Michael Stoll, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The body of an Upper Darby man who had been shot to death was found Tuesday in the passenger seat of his own car on a busy West Philadelphia street. Police said Ke Thara, 37, of the 7200 block of Brent Road in the Bywood section of Upper Darby, died from a gunshot to the back of the head. They did not say when Thara might have died, and no suspects have been identified. Officers from the 16th District were stopped by pedestrians about noon on Tuesday and directed to a red 1985 Subaru parked at the southeast corner of 43d and Aspen Streets.
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May 9, 2011
A 27-year-old man was shot in the head in front of a grocery store near the intersection of Fifth and Rockland Streets in the city's Olney section late Saturday. He was listed in critical condition Sunday at Albert Einstein Medical Center, police said. A woman told police she heard four gunshots before spotting the victim lying on the ground, according to police. She said she did not see the shooter and did not know the nature of the dispute. Police are still searching for a suspect.
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January 2, 1988 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
A young woman celebrating the stroke of the new year yesterday on the front porch of a friend's home in North Philadelphia was critically wounded by a gunshot apparently fired during revelry. Yvonne Hunter, 18, of the 1200 block of West Huntingdon Street in North Philadelphia, was reported in "very critical" condition yesterday at Temple University Hospital with a bullet wound of the head, according to Lt. James Henwood of the police homicide unit. Hunter was on the porch of a house in the 1200 block of West Seltzer Street, several blocks from her home, about midnight as residents came outside to ring in the new year, Henwood said.
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January 15, 1986 | By RON AVERY, Daily News Staff Writer
A star high school baseball player from South Jersey died yesterday from what police say was an unintentional gunshot wound to the head following a New Year's Eve party. Thomas Heinkel, 19, of Cherry Hill, never regained consciousness and was connected to life-support equipment when he died yesterday afternoon at West Jersey Hospital, Eastern Division, in Voorhees. Robert Hartig, 19, of Cherry Hill, described as Heinkel's best friend, has been charged with aggravated assault in the incident.
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May 16, 1993 | By Richard V. Sabatini, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Twenty-year-old Rose Brejcak was on the telephone with a 911 operator one night last week, saying she feared her estranged husband was coming to harm her, when David Brejcak crashed through a sliding-glass door of the apartment, police said. The couple's two small children and the child of a friend with whom Rose Brejcak was staying watched as David Brejcak struggled with the friend, identified as Dale Barlow, over a shotgun that Barlow was holding, said Detective Dan Baranoski of the Middletown Township police.
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May 7, 2011 | By Mike Newall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 39-year-old Southwest Philadelphia woman died Saturday after being struck by a bullet that was meant for her son, police said. The woman, whose name police have not yet released, was shot once in her side about 11:50 a.m. She was sitting on the steps of her home on the 5200 block of Reinhard Street, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Shortly before the shooting, a large group of girls had been in a melee, Walker said. The victim's son, who is in his 20s, intervened in the fight and exchanged words with some other males, Walker said.
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May 26, 1990 | By Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A 15-year-old girl was fatally wounded yesterday during a confrontation between two feuding Spring Garden families, police said. Robin Gross, of Swain Street near 16th, was shot once in the chest during the conflict on her block shortly before 5 p.m., said homicide Lt. Joseph Woody. Gross, the mother of a 1-year-old daughter, was pronouced dead at 5:15 at Hahnemann University Hospital. Two of Gross' uncles, who also live on Swain near 16th, were wounded during the altercation with their neighbor, David Bey, according to Woody.
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February 7, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 41-year-old Camden man was shot multiple times in front of a home Monday night, becoming the year's third homicide victim in a city that suffered a record number of killings last year. Arthur Banks was shot on the 100 block of North 24th Street around 7:45 p.m. No other information was immediately available from the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. It took two weeks for the mayhem that gripped the city last year to start up again: On Jan. 14, William Ahing, 46, died from stab wounds during an attack in the 500 block of State Street.
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January 2, 2008
A 37-year-old Hispanic man became the first homicide victim of the year in Camden, police said yesterday. Camden police did not identify the victim publicly pending notification of his family. A Camden detective said that the case was under investigation and that no suspect had been identified. The victim was killed by a gunshot to the upper torso, the detective said. The man was found at 9:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Fourth Street. - Jennifer Lin
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April 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A gunshot-detection program that Camden police credit for a significant decrease in shootings has drawn the interest of Philadelphia officials, who say they would like to set aside money in next year's budget for the service. The ShotSpotter program - a network of microphones that detect sounds resembling gunfire, triangulate their location, and alert police - has been in use in Camden since 2011. Several members of Philadelphia City Council went to Camden on Monday for a demonstration of the system.
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April 11, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An argument between two drivers led to gunshots on a South Philadelphia street Thursday afternoon, police say, wounding one man and shutting down several SEPTA trolley lines as police investigated. A witness told police a fight between the drivers broke out near 25th and Wolf Streets around 4:15 p.m. - followed by gunshots, Chief Inspector Scott Small said, though no shell casings were found there. Both drivers fled the area, but police later found one of their cars, a gray Ford Taurus, at 30th Street and Baltimore Avenue, Small said.
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March 29, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TRACEY KNIGHT was in her living room on Media Street in West Philly late Thursday when she heard five gunshots ring out. She peered out of her window and saw chaos. One man was sprinting up Media Street, running so fast his boot fell off. She saw him toss a gun - "it was big and silver" - as he fled. Across from her porch, at the corner of Conestoga Street and Media, she saw three more men. Two were lying face down on the pavement. One was standing, holding a gun. "They tried to rob me," he screamed.
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November 10, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
CLUB ONYX, which calls itself the "nation's #1 hip-hop strip club," promises on its website that the "talented and dedicated staff" will make every visit a "memorable experience. " Sometimes, though, even the best exotic dancers get upstaged. Two armed security guards were the ones making memories early yesterday morning, when they opened fire on a minivan driver who'd allegedly tried to run one of them over outside the South Philadelphia club. "I'll kill everyone here," the 27-year-old driver allegedly said before the shooting, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. Police said the driver - who'd just been involved in another shooting incident before arriving at Club Onyx - fled the scene in his green Kia minivan, which was later found at the Interstate 95 off-ramp.
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October 17, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
An autopsy has confirmed that Pennsylvania State Trooper David Kedra died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Kedra died Sept. 30 after a training session in Montgomery County when a fellow officer's gun "accidentally discharged," the state police have said. The Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that the manner of death was homicide. Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele said the homicide determination was not surprising and does not indicate whether charges will be filed in the case.
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March 9, 2014 | By Michael Boren and Angela Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writers
CHERRY HILL A man was arrested Friday after accidentally discharging his weapon in an office building next to the Cherry Hill Mall, police said. No one was hurt. The incident occurred around noon in the lobby of the One Cherry Hill building, which connects with the mall parking lot. Corye Johnson, 33, of Camden, discharged a single gunshot from a handgun, police said. He then walked outside and left in a car, which police later tracked down. Cherry Hill Police Sgt. Richard Humes said there were few people in the area during the incident.
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March 5, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE MAN who shot off-duty Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Penn early Sunday remained at large yesterday and his motives remained unclear, but what was certain was that he couldn't keep Penn down. Penn, shot once in the shoulder as he got out of his car shortly after midnight near his Overbrook Park home, was released from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania last night, said Lt. John Stanford, police spokesman. Stanford said homicide detectives - who are handling the case because it involves a police officer - had not been able to interview Penn properly because he was under sedation.
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January 10, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 19-YEAR-OLD male died yesterday after being shot six times at point-blank range, police said. The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. on Bailey Street near Tasker in the Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim lying on the sidewalk. He had been shot in his upper torso, back, right shoulder and right leg. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m., Small said.
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August 21, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
IN THE DAYS and weeks ahead, homicide detectives will try to piece together Daquan Crump's final days - who he called, who he texted, who he met up with. They might get someone to identify the sick bastard or bastards who took Crump's life early yesterday. Might even catch 'em, too. But it's unlikely that anyone will ever be able justify the appallingly violent way that the 19-year-old's life ended: with 10 to 12 bullets to the head and face, his body abandoned amid dirt and debris at a massive construction site, alone except for a backpack containing his Wendy's uniform.
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July 15, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 65-year-old Cherry Hill man has been charged with illegally possessing weapons and related charges after shots were fired inside his home early Friday afternoon. Stephen Menyhar, of the unit block of Tearose Lane, was inside the house when officers arrived just after noon, police said in a news release Saturday morning, which did not include a motive for the shooting. Shots had been fired inside the house, police said, and the department responded with a SWAT team and other units to surround the house.
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