April 3, 2016
A body of a person who was shot to death was found in the basement of a house that apparently was intentionally set ablaze Friday night in Nicetown. Firefighters were called shortly after 7 p.m. to the 1900 block of West Bristol Street to battle the house fire and placed it under control at 7:25 p.m. Afterward, firefighters found the body of the shooting victim in the basement, said Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. Police were investigating. - Robert Moran
August 6, 2012 |
Police are investigating the early-morning killing Saturday in Nicetown of a 46-year-old woman, a mother of nine who neighbors said was appreciated for her friendly demeanor and ready laugh. Neighbors identified the victim as Rhonda Williams, a longtime resident of the neighborhood who often swept the street in front of her home and helped other residents look after their children. "She was the greatest, she was the best," said Noonie Stevenson, a friend of Williams' who was visiting from Delaware.
May 17, 2010 |
A mural in a Nicetown park depicts a matriarch presenting a turkey dinner to smiling relatives. Its message bespeaks social order, homey virtues, and veneration of the old - precisely the notions that were shattered last Monday when a well-regarded, 68-year-old handyman was shot on Rowan Street. oThe daylight killing of Lawrence Bennett, allegedly by Tyrone Roberson, 17, has riled and disconcerted Nicetown, an impoverished neighborhood f sporadic violence bifurcated by the Roosevelt Expressway and Germantown Avenue in a postindustrial sector of North Philadelphia.
January 10, 2012
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and not expected to survive Tuesday night in the city's Nicetown section, police said. Police were called at 9:33 p.m. to the 3900 of Elser Street where the teen had been shot inside a house, police said. He was transported in a police cruiser to Temple University Hospital. Several witnesses were detained. No arrests were reported. -Robert Moran
November 2, 2015 |
A 26-year-old woman was found fatally shot inside a park in the Nicetown section of North Philadelphia late Saturday night. Officers responding to a report of gunshots along the 4300 block of North 17th Street found the woman lying facedown inside the park at about 11:45 p.m., police said. She had been shot many times. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene about 10 minutes later. Her identity was not released Sunday because her family members had not yet been notified. - Alex Wiggleworth
November 4, 2012
A 38-year-old man was killed Friday evening when he was shot on the 200 block of Dennie Street in Nicetown. When police officers arrived on the scene at around 5:19 p.m., police said, the victim was laying unresponsive on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man was pronounced at 5:35 p.m. at Temple University Hospital. His name has not yet been released. Police are still searching for the shooter, described as a black male who fled the scene in a black pickup truck with a black plexiglass cap and Pennsylvania license plates.
June 28, 2011 |
Police today charged a 45-year-old man with murder in connection with a shooting at a Nicetown bar last weekend. Police said Wayne James, of North Philadelphia, opened fire into the Genesis Bar early Sunday morning, killing 45-year-old Carl Sharper and injuring five others. Police said James was angry because a bouncer threw him out for smoking in the bar. On Monday, police released surveillance footage of the shooting that provided clear images of James's face. Philadelphia Capt.
May 25, 2016
Family ordered to pay $600,000 in killing of boy, 6 TOMS RIVER, N.J. - The parents of a New Jersey boy who was 4 when he fatally shot a 6-year-old neighbor have been ordered to pay nearly $600,000 to the slain youth's family. Anthony and Melissa Senatore also will have to pay punitive damages to Brandon Holt's parents under the ruling issued Monday. But that amount hasn't been determined. The rulings came in a wrongful-death suit brought by Holt's family. The Senatores were ordered to pay $572,588.
October 1, 2014 |
Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with a Nicetown slaying and are searching for a third, who they say is also a person of interest in the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman in Ogontz. About 4 p.m. last Tuesday, police said, officers were called to what they described as a crime scene in a Popeye's Chicken parking lot on the 4200 block of North Broad Street. Police connected that scene to a gunshot victim who had been dropped off at Temple University Hospital; the person who dropped the victim off had not stayed at the hospital, police said.
June 29, 2011 |
Police have charged a 45-year-old man with opening fire inside a Nicetown bar last weekend in a random attack that left one person dead and five injured. Wayne James of the 1100 block of Wagner Avenue in North Philadelphia was arrested Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after police released a bar surveillance video that showed clear images of his face. Anonymous tipsters provided investigators with James' name and address, said Capt. James Clark. "I have to thank the public," Clark said.