February 1, 1997 |
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.
February 3, 2000 |
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.
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.
January 2, 1988 |
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.
January 15, 1986 |
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.
May 16, 1993 |
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.
May 7, 2011 |
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.
May 26, 1990 |
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.
February 7, 2013 |
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.
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