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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
NEWS
July 13, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Thieves broke into a 36-year-old man's Germantown apartment early Thursday and smacked him in the head with a shotgun during a home invasion robbery, Philadelphia police said. The two male intruders entered the second-floor apartment about 5 a.m. demanding money from the resident. They attacked him for having no cash to give, police said. The intruders fled from the apartment on the 4600 block of Wayne Avenue empty handed, according to police. Medics treated the victim's wounds at the scene.
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May 20, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a person in connection with a Camden homicide early Wednesday and two shooting incidents that occurred within a three-hour period. The Camden County Prosecutor's Office released an image of the person and an older-model SUV on Wednesday. Authorities advised the public to consider occupants of the vehicle to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information about the person or vehicle should call 911 immediately, authorities said.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Chris Palmer and Rob Tornoe, STAFF WRITERS
A 46-year-old man shot and killed his brother and two others inside a Kensington rowhouse early Sunday morning, then barricaded himself inside until he was coaxed to surrender by a 911 operator he had called, according to police. The gunman, whom police did not identify on Sunday, allegedly killed his brother, his brother's girlfriend, and an unrelated third man with a shotgun inside the house on the 600 block of Westmoreland Street. A fourth person was also shot, police said, but survived and escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
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July 19, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Nicholas Mruczek lay bleeding from a shotgun wound to his chest, he told his roommate that he was dying and to tell his father that he loved him. Mruczek also named the alleged shooter - "Zach," who previously dated Mruczek's girlfriend. Mruczek would repeat the name a couple more times early Wednesday: to police when they arrived at his Chester County apartment near Pottstown and to an emergency room nurse before he went into surgery, according to records. Later that day, police arrested Zachary David Ludwig, 22, of Spring City, charging him with attempted murder and recovering a sawed-off shotgun from a stream.
NEWS
July 11, 2015
A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the shotgun assault that injured seven people last month in the city's Kensington section, police said. Police said Keith Warren, of the 700 block of East Willard Street in Kensington, was the triggerman in the attack. He was charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the June 22 shooting in the 700 block of East Hilton Street. On Tuesday, police arrested Dennis Tindal, 36, who allegedly gave Warren the shotgun.
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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.
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