Fishtown residents gather for a vigil at the site where a Mayfair man was shot to death while resisting a robbery.
Police have made an arrest in the weekend murder of a Mayfair man in Fishtown.
An officer of Port Richmond’s 24th Police District was narrowly missed by bullets during a midafternoon gunfight on Monday, Oct. 24.
An argument that began inside The Cove strip club in Port Richmond spilled on to the street and quickly turned violent on Wednesday, Oct. 19. That evening, yellow police tape dangled in the rain soaked night, while the soft glow of the club’s prominent corner sign reflected off the wet, blood-stained pavement. What began as a shouting match inside escalated into a physical confrontation at Allegheny Avenue and Richmond Street. According to police, the incident didn’t end until three shots were fired and a 35-year-old man was injured. Philadelphia police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said that the incident began at around 5:10 p.m. when two men got into an argument in the club, though she wasn’t certain what kicked off the altercation. The men brought the fight outside, where one individual, a 33-year-old male that police haven’t yet identified, pulled a weapon and fired three shots; one shot struck the victim’s right arm. After firing the shots, Little said, the shooter ran down Clearfield Street onto the 3100 block of Melvale Street where he hopped into a 1999 Honda Accord and fled the scene. A police patrol unit pulled the vehicle over and, Little said, officers arrested the man and recovered the weapon used in the incident. The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.
When Chris Drumm became 63rd Ward Democratic leader in the late 1980s, he asked predecessor Scott Becker for some advice.
A North Philadelphia teen has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Bustleton man who was just days away from graduating college.