Man, 27, shot to death in Fishtown robbery

Po­lice have made an ar­rest in the week­end murder of a May­fair man in Fishtown. 

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokes­wo­man, Of­ficer Jill­ian Rus­sell, po­lice have ar­res­ted 20-year-old Ry­an Mc­Manus, of the 2600 block of Sepviva Street, for his sus­pec­ted in­volve­ment in the week­end rob­bery and shoot­ing that took May­fair res­id­ent Shane Kelly’s life. 

Of­ficer Rus­sell said the in­cid­ent oc­curred at around 12:32 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, on the 1300 block of Hewson Street. 

At that time, a pair of thieves con­fron­ted Kelly and a fe­male com­pan­ion and at­temp­ted to rob the 27-year-old man. 

When the rob­bery failed, Rus­sell said, the rob­bers fired sev­er­al shots at Kelly as they fled. 

Rus­sell said Kelly, of the 6300 block of Crafton Street, was pro­nounced dead about 4:48 a.m. after be­ing taken to Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al.

After the shoot­ing, Rus­sell said Mc­Manus ran through a home near the scene of the crime in or­der to es­cape po­lice. 

He was ap­pre­hen­ded later at his res­id­ence, she said.

Kelly was an act­ive mem­ber of the An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans Di­vi­sion 61. 

A.O.H. mem­ber Mike Mc­Crane said he had known Kelly as a ded­ic­ated mem­ber of the group. He said Kelly had served three years as a sen­tinel of the A.O.H.

He or­gan­ized reg­u­lar soft­ball and wiffle ball tour­na­ments and served as a soc­cer coach for the group.

“He helped out all the char­it­ies we had. He was a great mem­ber,” said Mc­Crane. “He was a great guy and he meant a lot to our or­gan­iz­a­tion.” 

Mc­Manus has been charged with murder. On Monday, Nov. 14, po­lice were seek­ing an­oth­er man they be­lieve was in­volved in the shoot­ing. ••

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­  

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