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June 24, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The neighbors around East Hilton Street heard the blast from a shotgun Monday afternoon and knew what to do. Up and down the narrow Kensington blocks, they opened their doors for the children on the streets, who were already running for cover. On East Madison Street, Stephanie Johnson hustled her grandchildren - and anyone else nearby - inside. A block away, Tina Jacobs checked to make sure her granddaughter was behind her, inside the house. "The kids on the block - they know how to move when they hear bullets," she said.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | By Chris Morkides, Special to The Inquirer
Jerome Allen stood a few steps behind center, surveyed the Germantown Academy defense and liked what he saw. The Episcopal Academy quarterback is dangerous enough when he takes snaps directly behind center. Put him in a shotgun formation and he is as deadly as the name of the alignment indicates. The host Churchmen beat the bigger, stronger Patriots, 18-7, on Friday, thanks, in no small part, to the installation of the shotgun by Episcopal coach Jim Auch. It gave Allen room to move, and the elusive quarterback responded with enough big plays to make the Patriots wish he had lined up a few miles, not steps, behind center.
SPORTS
September 23, 2004 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For years under coach Andy Reid, the Eagles have lined up in the shotgun formation in practice, then almost never used it in a game. That has changed this season. Though quarterback Donovan McNabb still takes most of his snaps from underneath center Hank Fraley, the Eagles have broken out the shotgun on several occasions. "I think Hank is comfortable with that, and Donovan is comfortable with that," Reid said. "There's a maturing process there. It's not like Hank came from a college that worked on the shotgun or even played that position.
SPORTS
September 3, 1998 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Later this season, the Eagles could be wielding the shotgun for protection. Without workhorse Ricky Watters to run the ball, the Birds entered training camp at Lehigh University planning to install the shotgun formation to help their offense handle the increase in passing downs. The shotgun would give the Eagles offense two things it may need in order to operate successfully: more time for Bobby Hoying to throw, and more field for their newly assembled offensive line to stop a sack-seeking defense.
NEWS
March 12, 1989 | By Wendy Walker, Special to The Inquirer
Two men who said they were looking for stolen motorcycles forced their way into an East Fallowfield house and threatened the homeowner with a shotgun, township police reported. Scott Derrickson, 25, of Gap, and Robert William Proudfoot, 27, of the 700 block of Seventh Avenue, Parkesburg, were arrested as they drove away from the house. Both were charged with burglary and other charges in the March 3 incident. Police withheld the name and address of the resident involved. Township police gave the following account: Two men knocked at the door of a house in East Fallowfield at 8:45 p.m. and said they were looking for two stolen motorcycles.
NEWS
September 7, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
It was another tragic example of what can happen when a teen-ager plays with a loaded gun. Someone died. The 16-year-old shooter said he didn't know a 12-gauge shotgun was loaded. So Tyrone Johnson, of Florence Avenue near 56th Street, pointed it at his friend, Tyrell Williams, 15, and squeezed the trigger on Nov. 20, 1998. Williams died after being shot in the neck and chest, said Assistant District Attorney Edward Cameron. He and another friend had stopped at Johnson's house to use the telephone.
NEWS
July 9, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer
State police continued their manhunt yesterday for John R. Huber of Lancaster County, who police said shot a neighbor to death Friday night after she complained that he was harassing her. Cpl. Michael Eldridge said police were continuing to maintain a 24-hour surveillance at the suspect's home and the Rapho Township home of the victim, Kimberly Cooper, 33. Authorities said they have alerted departments throughout central Pennsylvania and,...
NEWS
October 15, 1986 | By EDWARD MORAN, Daily News Staff Writer
Evidence gathered by two undercover police officers during a two-year police investigation was presented to an investigating grand jury and led to the arrests yesterday of nine former and current police officers and 18 alleged gamblers. Here are some of the details of the evidence brought to the grand jury in three of the officers' cases as described in the grand jury's presentment to the district attorney's office. Former Capt. Michael Taylor, arrested on 57 charges involving the protection of illegal lottery operations.
NEWS
December 15, 1987 | By David Lieber and Jim Haner, Special to The Inquirer (Inquirer staff writer Jane M. Von Bergen and correspondent Barry Brown contributed to this article.)
Tommy Vile's Ridley Township apartment wasn't exactly a classic bachelor's pad - furnished as it was with only a mattress, a portable television and a double-barreled shotgun. But still, a neighbor recalled last week, the 34-year-old unemployed electrician from Bellmawr, N.J., "desperately wanted a girlfriend. " Irene Mace Darley Pierce grew up affluent, the daughter of a Hollywood TV producer-director. She had come east seeking her fortune as a display designer in Philadelphia-area department stores.
NEWS
July 27, 2012
A man was killed Thursday by a shotgun blast to the face in West Philadelphia, police said. The man was sitting inside a 1997 Nissan on 47th Street between Parrish and Brown Streets in the Mill Creek section, police said. Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene at 8:55 p.m., but it was not immediately clear what time the shooting occurred. - Phillip Lucas
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June 30, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
SHE MOVED her kids to Hilton Street a few years ago, a stone's throw from the coral reef of humanity that wraps around Kensington and Allegheny avenues and the Market-Frankford El. Their block looks like an old prizefighter who punched above his weight for too long: cracked windows here, boarded-up doorways there, and jagged gaps where homes once stood. Paradise, it's not. But "Gringa" - that's her nickname, the only name she felt comfortable sharing - did her best to keep her kids happy and safe, letting them splash around in a little wading pool right under her nose, on the sidewalk in front of their house.
NEWS
June 29, 2015
POLICE HAVE identified two men they say were out "hunting" another man when they opened fire on a crowded street and injured 10 in the city's Mantua section last week. The alleged gunmen, Dominic Lamar, 23, of Brown Street near 51st in the Mill Creek section of West Philly, and an accomplice, Kyleif Harvey, 23, of Poplar Street near 38th in West Philly, drove around the Mantua neighborhood on Ogden Street near 41st several times last Saturday, hunting for their victim, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
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June 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police identified two men wanted in the shotgun attack at a West Philadelphia cookout last weekend that wounded 11 people, including a 1-year-old girl. Dominic Lamar, 23, of the 5100 block of Brown Street, and Kyleif Harley, 23, of the 3800 block of Poplar Street, were charged in a warrant with attempted murder and related offenses. Authorities say they fired two shotgun blasts in the 4100 block of Ogden Street shortly before 10 p.m. June 20. Members of a family were having a party for their parents when the men approached and started shooting, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
YESTERDAY ON Hilton Street between F and G, you could see the remnants of a sunny day gone horribly wrong. A toddler-size lawn chair featuring two Disney princesses - Elsa from "Frozen" and Merida of "Brave" - faced a pair of tiny sandals and a bloodstain on the sidealk, partly obscured by a pile of clothes at Hilton and G streets. It was a cool, shady spot on a block that otherwise was baking. Several residents were outside trying to beat the heat about 2:30 p.m., when a man with a shotgun opened fire on the Kensington block, wounding seven, police said.
NEWS
June 24, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The neighbors around East Hilton Street heard the blast from a shotgun Monday afternoon and knew what to do. Up and down the narrow Kensington blocks, they opened their doors for the children on the streets, who were already running for cover. On East Madison Street, Stephanie Johnson hustled her grandchildren - and anyone else nearby - inside. A block away, Tina Jacobs checked to make sure her granddaughter was behind her, inside the house. "The kids on the block - they know how to move when they hear bullets," she said.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
"CALL HIM what he is. " That's all Assistant District Attorney Jude Conroy asked of Common Pleas Judge Steven Geroff in his closing arguments yesterday during the double murder trial of Darren Williams. "Give him the moniker, the title, he has so rightfully earned," Conroy said. "That is first-degree murderer. " And so, Geroff did. After a four-day bench trial, Geroff found Williams, 26, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the Aug. 6, 2013, shotgun deaths of Sean Neal, 23, and Lauren Fenningham, 18, inside of Neal's house, on Sebring Road near Shelly in Northeast Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
IT'S UNCLEAR from court testimony who put the white towel over Lauren Fenningham's head - perhaps it was her killer, or perhaps the person who found her - but it was someone who knew that few could handle seeing what had happened to her young body. Darren Williams, 26, is on trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court this week for the murders of Fenningham, 18, and Sean Neal, 23, inside Neal's house on Sebring Road near Shelly in Northeast Philadelphia on Aug. 6, 2013. Williams faces the death penalty if convicted by Judge Steven Geroff, who is presiding over the bench trial.
NEWS
January 6, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE FINAL MOMENTS of Marques Johnson's life felt like an unexpected plot twist to his family - a sad and confusing ending to an otherwise normal story of a young, hardworking dad they say had never been in trouble before. So the family all sat together in the living room of their home in Pennsauken, N.J., rewinding his life, trying to figure out what they missed or what they could have done to prevent him from shooting his ex-girlfriend and her father with a shotgun Saturday morning before using the gun to take his own life outside Cooper University Hospital.
NEWS
February 2, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Despite his lawyer's assertion that he should be acquitted because of his "good character," the owner of a West Philadelphia auto-repair business was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the shotgun slaying of his girlfriend in front of her family. After listening to relatively brief closing arguments, Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson convicted Anthony Alexander, 62, and sentenced him to the mandatory term of life in prison without parole for the Feb. 26, 2013, murder of Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 37. Asked by the judge whether he had anything to say, Alexander said, "This wasn't anything intentional.
NEWS
January 25, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA The last minutes of Jennifer Fitzpatrick's life played out in a Philadelphia courtroom Thursday on an audiotape of 911 calls and anguished testimony by her mother and the man charged with killing her. "I just ran over to her and picked her head up, and she died in my arms," said a weeping Colleen Fitzpatrick, recalling her 37-year-old daughter's Feb. 26, 2013, shooting by estranged boyfriend Anthony Alexander. Fitzpatrick glared at Alexander, 62, nattily dressed in a tan three-piece suit at the defense table.
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