September 21, 1991 |
A 14-year-old boy who was handcuffed for allegedly dealing drugs at Fifth and Indiana Streets was shot in the thigh yesterday afternoon when a narcotics officer's gun discharged while in the officer's holster, police said. Police said they had not determined how the 9mm Glock semiautomatic went off - whether the officer fired, the gun discharged accidentally or someone from a surrounding crowd grabbed at the gun in the holster. The boy, Juan "Tito" Gonzalez, of the 3000 block of North Mascher Street, suffered a bullet wound to the thigh shortly after 1:30 p.m. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
August 10, 1995 |
At first glance, the aprons look just like something Betty Crocker might wear while whipping up a batch of brownie mix. Some have floral patterns. Some are edged with lace. And all have holster pockets in case their owners want to pack pistols as they make dinner. "You might call it a fashion statement," said Carris Kocher, their inventor. "It is something that the American woman now flees from because an apron means you're going to be somebody's servant. " But according to Kocher, a Concordville resident, the beauty of America is that even servants have a constitutional right to defend themselves.
July 24, 2012 |
Jon Hauptman started an unusual business — holster making — about a year ago in a most unorthodox way: He disclosed virtually all his trade secrets in one YouTube video after another, after another. In some, he did something else seemingly self-destructive: He encouraged viewers to make their own holsters, if they were so inclined. What followed was not a crash-and-burn of Hauptman's start-up, but a groundswell of support from those who watched his videos and were moved to help him get PHLSTER off the ground.
October 21, 1998 |
An FBI expert in firearms tool marks testified yesterday that a holster owned by Guy Sileo, former General Wayne Inn co-owner, bore markings consistent with two handguns. "I see a lot of evidence in this particular holster of other firearms being in there," said Special Agent Paul Tangren. The marks are consistent with a .25-caliber Phoenix Arms semiautomatic handgun and a Model 20 Beretta of the same caliber, Tangren said. Sileo, 31, is on trial before Montgomery County Court Judge Marjorie C. Lawrence on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
August 4, 2001 |
Juror No. 10 was not convinced. Sure, Guy Sileo was a liar and a philanderer. But did that make him a murderer? Then, halfway through deliberations, Max Helo picked up a Beretta .25-caliber handgun. He slid it into a holster once owned by Sileo. And his doubts blew away. "It was a revelation," Helo said yesterday, "like a sign from above. " When the seven women and five men took their first poll about an hour into deliberations Wednesday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Helo was one of two to vote "not guilty.
March 13, 1997 |
A 16-year-old boy who carried a pistol to work in a Tioga crack house was shot to death yesterday, probably with his own gun, police said. The body of George Greenwood, of Harrison Street near Horrocks, was found by a drug customer inside the dope house on Bouvier Street near Venango at 6:18 a.m. The customer, a 39-year-old woman, called the police. Greenwood worked as a drug seller inside the house, police said, and normally carried a .25-caliber pistol in a holster.
October 7, 1987 |
After rejecting motions for a new trial, Common Pleas Judge Juanita Kidd Stout today sentenced Nathan Long to life in prison for the fatal shooting of Police Officer Daniel Gleason on June 5, 1986. Long, 39, who was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury last November, shot Gleason six times on Sedgley Avenue near 13th Street, near Long's home, where the officer had been called to investigate a disturbance. Since the jury could reach no decision on the death penalty or life imprisonment, Stout, under the law, had to impose life.
November 15, 1996 |
After hearing impassioned closing arguments by the prosecutor and defense attorney, jurors began considering the fate of murder suspect Charles "Shovel" Staples yesterday. The jury of seven women and five men, after deliberating for less than an hour, asked how the "felony murder" charge might apply in Staples' case, then went out for another hour before calling it quits for the day. Earlier, the jurors heard a two-hour explanation of the charges and related legal points by Superior Court Judge Joseph F. Lisa.
November 8, 1996 |
The prosecution rested its case yesterday in the murder trial of Charles "Shovel" Staples, after having shown jurors photographs of Sgt. Ippolito "Lee" Gonzalez's fatal gunshot wounds. Staples is expected to take the stand next in his own defense. The trial was recessed until Tuesday. Yesterday, the jury of 10 women and five men, including three alternates, was also shown the .45-caliber pistol that authorities said was used to murder the Franklin Township policeman and the bullet that broke into two pieces after it pierced his brain.
June 24, 2011 |
Relatives of a SEPTA bus driver shot dead by a Philadelphia police officer said Thursday evening that the man had done nothing to provoke deadly force last week, and that they planned to sue the city. A 14th District officer shot Eric Crawley, 38, once in the chest as Crawley responded to his younger sister's call about a dispute with her boyfriend about 10:20 a.m. last Friday in the 7900 block of Rugby Street in the Stenton section. Crawley had a gun, which he was licensed to carry, in a holster.