January 9, 2013 |
NASIR PINKNEY and four fellow members of the Wheels of Soul motorcycle club rolled up to their West Philadelphia clubhouse at 6 a.m. Sunday after a 12-hour drive from Chicago, where they had attended a funeral for another member of the brotherhood. The men, who had taken turns driving an SUV, were getting ready to go their separate ways when a gunman near the club's door opened fire on them, club members said Monday. Pinkney, 31, was shot in the head and taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he later died after being taken off life support.
December 8, 1988 |
Bill Ellerbee should don one of those 2-foot-high white hats while coaching Simon Gratz's basketball team this season. Every so often, he should hold practice in a mess hall. Public League Division B fans are about to learn how well Ellerbee can cook, as the ingredients for success are definitely available. Twin guards Mark and Steve Patterson are the pesky, waterbug types. Athletic wing shooter William "Beau" Thompson finally appears ready to realize his potential. Aaron McKie, a 6-3 junior, ia adept both close to, and away from, the basket.
January 29, 2001 |
Police continue to search for the ruthless ambush shooter who pumped seven bullets into a Penn's Landing bartender at point blank range Friday night before speeding away. Robert Rivers, 30, continued his struggle to recover at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where a spokesman said his condition "has remained unchanged. . .through the weekend. " Rivers was taken to Jefferson shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, when he was listed in critical condition. Rivers was wounded seven times when a masked gunman walked up to Rivers' car in a Penn's Landing parking lot and opened fire with a 9mm handgun.
June 28, 2003 |
It is the most desired and lacking skill in the NBA - the ability to shoot from the perimeter. One of the worst-shooting teams is the New Jersey Nets, who shot 37 percent in the NBA Finals against San Antonio. The Nets took a player many labeled the best shooter in the draft in 6-foot-7 Kyle Korver of Creighton with the 51st pick in the second round and then traded his rights to the 76ers for an undisclosed amount of cash. Nets general manager Rod Thorn issued a statement in response to questions about Korver and why a team that can't shoot would trade the best shooter in the draft to an Atlantic Division rival.
July 6, 2000 |
Jerry Armstrong, 23, ignored a stay-away court order and went to visit his former paramour on Jan. 8, 1999. It was a fatal mistake. Once inside the home on Reno Street near 43rd, Armstrong confronted the woman's new boyfriend and hit him on the head with a gun, said public defenders Marc A. Bookman and Karl D. Schwartz. Nathaniel Ragsdale, who was in another room, heard a shot, then a commotion, and rushed in brandishing a gun, said Assistant District Attorney Yvonne Ruiz.
November 22, 2011 |
JOE NEARY wants the man who shot his brother off the street. "This can't happen to somebody else. It's too painful," Neary said of the ordeal that began for his family last Tuesday, when police say that a gunman accosted Kevin Neary, 29, outside his Northern Liberties apartment and shot him in the neck, possibly paralyzing him. "It's such a senseless act," Joe Neary, 31, said. "Right now, I just don't have words for it. " He said that his brother's spinal column is so severely damaged, he may never be able to move his limbs again.
April 10, 1996 |
Montrell Barrett, 19, lost his cool when he looked out of his third-floor bedroom window in Germantown and saw three men he suspected of having broken into his car early on March 12. Barrett, of Logan Street near Greene, grabbed a gun and began firing at the trio, who were inside another auto, Assistant District Attorney John J. Doyle said yesterday. Douglas Scott, 25, of Redfield Street near Haddington Avenue, was shot in the chest and died. Samuel Johnson survived gunshot wounds to his arm and leg. The third man was unhurt.
November 27, 2004 |
St. Joseph's guard Pat Carroll, the team's top returning scorer, practiced yesterday for the first time since dislocating his right shoulder during a practice session on Oct. 26 and was listed as possible for the Hawks' game today against Davidson at the Palestra. His participation will be a game-time decision. Carroll, a 6-foot-5 senior lefthander who is among the top three-point shooters in the country, was cleared to practice after a reevaluation by team orthopedist Michael Ciccotti.
August 13, 1999 |
Philadelphia has its share of hate crimes, too. One was played out in court yesterday. Vincent Meier, 50, who is white and who has often boasted loudly that he hates African-Americans, pleaded no defense to charges of firing five shots at six black kids outside his home on Taney Street near Master last Jan. 23. One of the bullets seriously injured 15-year-old Marcus Kane, said Assistant District Attorney Richard Negrin. After surgery, Kane recovered from a wound to his groin area, but he still has nightmares about the incident, his mother said.
April 3, 1997 |
Marshall Carmichael's family was angry. In their minds, Common Pleas Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan had just sentenced an innocent man to 28 to 80 years in jail for shooting and wounding two people inside a West Philadelphia home last year. So they vented their frustrations on two police sergeants outside of the courtroom. "You wrecked my boy's life," shouted Marshall's mother, Christine Carmichael, to Officers Michael J. Chitwood Jr. and Philip Riehl. "He didn't do it. " "You don't know what's going on out there," said one of her daughters as other family members also complained.