An altercation outside a Mayfair bar spilled onto Cottman Avenue and led to a shooting on May 27.
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A North Philadelphia man accused of kidnapping two other men for ransom, shooting both and dumping them in Crescentville waived his preliminary hearing on May 27. Ken Thomas, 24, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, weapons violations and conspiracy. Authorities have not disclosed whom Thomas may have conspired with in the crime.
Rodney Handy told police that he doesn’t know who shot him outside of a Castor Avenue hookah lounge on May 23. But police sure recognized him.
Christopher Murray formally pleaded guilty on May 26 to strangling his wife Connie as the couple argued on the outskirts of Pennypack Park in Holme Circle last August.
A retired Pennsylvania state trooper last week pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his on-duty fatal shooting of fellow trooper and Northeast native David Kedra during a firearms training session last Sept. 30.
A federal grand jury has indicted a West Oak Lane man for robbing two cell phone stores at gunpoint in the Northeast and another in South Philly in April.
The charade is up for Patrick Usanga, unless he had intentions on posing as a state prison inmate for a while.
Philadelphia police are looking for new leads in the investigation of a shooting in front of a Rhawnhurst restaurant earlier this month.
Forget about petty change in the console, a couple of unidentified men took the theft-from-auto concept to a new devious level earlier this month when they raided a Northeast auto repair yard and stripped several cars of their batteries.