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Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says
Former Fire Chief Shot Dead At Trump Rally In Pennsylvania, Family Says A former fire chief has been identified as the member of the audience shot dead during a Trump rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 13.  Former Buffalo Township Fire Chief, Corey Comperatore, 50 of Sarver, PA, has been identified on social media by his family as the man killed by a bullet aimed at former president Donald Trump by Thomas Matthew Crooks. His community has been mourning its sudden loss on Facebook: REST IN PEACE Corey Comperatore Gone too soon. Father, friend, and patriot. Will never be forgotten. May his memory live on as an example to all of us. God Bless …
2-Year-Old Boy Among Three Shot In North Philadelphia, Police Say (VIDEO) 2-Year-Old Boy Among Three Shot In North Philadelphia, Police Say (VIDEO)
2-Year-Old Boy Among Three Shot In North Philadelphia, Police Say (Video) A toddler and two teenagers were struck by gunfire in North Philadelphia on Thursday night, July 11, city police say.  Shots rang out near 1300 North 11th Street around 8:40 p.m., according to PPD. A 2-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were each struck in the leg and taken to St. Christopher's Hospital in stable condition, per authorities.  A 17-year-old boy was shot once in each ankle and taken to Jefferson Center City Hospital, where he is also in stable condition, they added.  Footage from the shooting.  PhiladelphiaPolice There were two shooter…
Driver Shot 'Multiple Times' Drives 7 Blocks To Safety, Philly Police Say Driver Shot 'Multiple Times' Drives 7 Blocks To Safety, Philly Police Say
Driver Shot 'Multiple Times' Drives 7 Blocks To Safety, Philly Police Say A gunshot victim drove seven blocks to safety after coming under fire in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night, July 10, city police say.  The victim, an 18-year-old man, was outside his car on the 800 block of West Erie Avenue when a black sedan pulled up around 10:45 p.m., PPD said. A suspect got out of the vehicle and opened fire, striking the victim multiple times in the chest, according to officials. The shooter fled the scene and teen got back in his car, driving east until he came across police officers, authorities said.  He was taken to Temple University Hospital in "cri…
19-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Into Easton Home: Authorities 19-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Into Easton Home: Authorities
19-Year-Old Charged With Shooting Into Easton Home: Authorities A suspect is in police custody for firing a gun at an occupied home in Easton, officials said Thursday, July 11.  Jaishaun Wright-White, 19, was arrested at his S. 12th Street home, according to city police.  The shooting happened in broad daylight on Monday afternoon, July 1, authorities said previously. A masked suspect reportedly fired multiple rounds into a home on the 1200 block of Spruce Street in what police have described as a targeted attack.  Wright-White is charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and related counts and is being held on …
Suspect Wanted For Deadly Shooting In Northeast Philly: Police Suspect Wanted For Deadly Shooting In Northeast Philly: Police
Suspect Wanted For Deadly Shooting In Northeast Philly: Police Authorities are searching for a suspect in the Philadelphia murder of 43-year-old Carlton Brown.  Brown was unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head on the 1400 block of Kerper Street early Sunday, June 30. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said previously.  The suspect is a black male who was wearing a black hoodie with a picture of Marilyn Monroe in a number 11 Philadelphia football Jersey, investigators say. Detectives believe he fled the scene on a bicycle.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or the PP…
Mugshot Released Of Accused Bensalem Apartment Complex Killer Mugshot Released Of Accused Bensalem Apartment Complex Killer
Mugshot Released Of Accused Bensalem Apartment Complex Killer An argument outside of a Bensalem apartment complex ended in a murder, and police have released the suspect's name, age, and mugshot. Abel Mendoza-Ramirez, 31, who lives in the Bucks Meadows Apartments on Knights Road, had been arguing with the victim, Jose Miguel Tenorio-Ruiz, 40, around 5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 6 near the back parking lot when he went to his car, got a gun, and shot him dead, Bensalem police said. Responding officers found Tenorio-Ruiz lying near the parking lot with a gunshot wound to the torso, and began life-saving measures until EMS arrived. The victim was rushed to …
MASS SHOOTING: 1 Dead, 7 Wounded In Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say MASS SHOOTING: 1 Dead, 7 Wounded In Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say
Mass Shooting: 1 Dead, 7 Wounded In Southwest Philadelphia, Police Say Eight people were struck by gunfire leaving one of them dead in Southwest Philadelphia late on Thursday, July 4, police said. The group had been gathered on the 1900 block of S. Salford Street when a man with dreadlocks fired multiple shots from the passenger side of a passing SUV around 11:30 p.m., police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the face and taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m., police said. The second victim, a 23-year-old man, was shot once in the right leg and is in stable condition at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. T…
Chester High School Football Player Killed In Shooting: Police Chester High School Football Player Killed In Shooting: Police
Zaheem Sabree ID'd In Deadly Chester Shooting: Police A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on a street in Chester on Sunday evening, authorities announced on Tuesday, July 2.  Zaheem Sabree was found with a gunshot wound to the head on East 24th Street near Crosby Street around 6:40 p.m., on June 30, city police detailed in the release. He was taken to an area hospital where he died from his wounds.  Sabree played football at Chester High School, according to his account on Hudl.com. Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call Detective Michael Maher at 610-447-8428. 
Masked Teen Fired Gun At Occupied Home In Easton: Investigators Masked Teen Fired Gun At Occupied Home In Easton: Investigators
Masked Teen Fired Gun At Occupied Home In Easton: Investigators A gunman fired multiple rounds into a home in Easton on Monday afternoon, July 1, according to city police.  The shooting happened on the 100 block of South 12th Street around 1:30 p.m., authorities said in a release. There were people inside the home during the incident and investigators believe the residence was specifically targeted.  The gunman, who was masked and wearing dark clothes, fled west on the 1200 block of Spruce Street, according to officials.  The people who were inside the residence "are not cooperating with police," authorities said.  Any area neighbo…
Details Emerge In Kensington Shooting Of Philadelphia Police Officer Details Emerge In Kensington Shooting Of Philadelphia Police Officer
Details Emerge In Kensington Shooting Of Philadelphia Police Officer The Saturday shooting that left a Philadelphia policeman in critical condition ended in a home invasion and barricade, city officials said at a Monday morning press conference.  Ramon Rodrguez Vazquez, 36, is charged with multiple counts of attempted murder and related offenses, said PPD and the District Attorney's Office.  Authorities said it began with an F Street traffic stop around 7:15 p.m. on June 22. Police stopped Rodriguez Vazquez's car and spoke with him for about 30 minutes as they inventoried his vehicle and prepared to have it towed.  While searching the car, on…
'Vibrant' 17-Year-Old Girl Killed In Philadelphia Park Was Preparing To Begin College: Campaign 'Vibrant' 17-Year-Old Girl Killed In Philadelphia Park Was Preparing To Begin College: Campaign
'Vibrant' 17-Year-Old Girl Killed In Philadelphia Park Was Preparing To Begin College: Campaign Isya Stanley was vibrant and she had goals.  The 17-year-old girl was planning on starting school at Morgan State College, her family said in a GoFundMe. But the teen's future was cut short on June 14, when she was shot and killed in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. According to Fox29, Isya, three boys, and one other girl were struck by gunfire that rang out at a pop-up party, which had moved from  29th and Ridge over to North 33 after police broke it up. "A vibrant young scholar, entrepreneur and soon to be Morgan State College student leaves behind a devastated family and commun…
Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police
Vandals Intentionally Disabled Windmills In Schuylkill County: State Police Authorities are looking for the vandals who fired a gun into commercial windmills in Union Township.  State police said it's happened multiple times since March.  The vandals pry open the ventilation gates on the door of the windmills' electrical compartments, then fire a gun at the components inside, causing significant damage and shutting down the turbines, troopers said.  Anyone with information is asked to call PSP Frackville at 610-378-4454 or submit a tip online. 
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators
Masked Gunman Kills 27-Year-Old In Philly Restaurant: Investigators A man wearing gloves and a mask walked into a Chinese restaurant in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood and shot a 27-year-old dead, according to city police.  Authorities said Joel Colon-Cruz was inside a restaurant on the 700 block of East Ontario Street around 11 p.m. Monday, June 10.  The gunman shot him multiple times in the head and torso and he was pronounced dead at the scene, PPD said.  Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detectives at 215-686-3334. 
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO) Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (VIDEO)
Argument Lead To Shooting That Killed Bystander In North Philly: Police (Video) An argument between two groups in Philadelphia last month led to the shooting death of an uninvolved woman, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened around 4:45 p.m. on May 11, when three men were walking on the 4700 block of North Broad Street.  They came across another group and "appeared to have a verbal dispute" before one man pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police said. The gunfire struck a woman about a block and a half away and she later died from her wounds, according to investigators.  Police have released video from the scene.  PPD f…
Barber Fires 7 Shots, Kills Neighbor While On Phone With Dispatchers, Montco DA Says Barber Fires 7 Shots, Kills Neighbor While On Phone With Dispatchers, Montco DA Says
Barber Fires 7 Shots, Kills Neighbor While On Phone With Dispatchers, Montco DA Says A barber calling police on his neighbor shot and killed him while on the phone with dispatchers, authorities in Montgomery County said. Stephen Strassburg, of Hatboro, was on the phone with dispatchers when 41-year-old Maurice Byrd shot him just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said. Strassburg lives above Byrd's business, Razor Reese's Salon and Spa on North York Road, and the two apparently had been involved in an ongoing dispute, Steele said alongside Hatboro Police Chief Mark Ruegg. Responding officers found Strassbur…
West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say
West Philly Car Crash Ends In Triple Shooting, Police Say Three people were shot following a car accident in West Philadelphia over the weekend, according to police investigators.  Authorities said it happened on the 2400 block of South 62nd Street around 11 p.m. on Saturday night, June 1.  "(T)he incident became violent" after the wreck and three people were shot, according to PPD: A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and died.  A 22-year-old man was shot in the backside and placed in stable condition  Another 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm and placed in critical condition.  One man is in custody and t…
Allentown Man Killed The Mother Of His Children, Lehigh Jury Finds Allentown Man Killed The Mother Of His Children, Lehigh Jury Finds
Allentown Man Killed The Mother Of His Children, Lehigh Jury Finds A Lehigh County jury convicted Rami Abouloh for the murder of Patricia White, with whom he had four children, the District Attorney's Office said Friday, May 31.  Abouloh, 41, is set to be sentenced in August. A conviction for first-degree murder is an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole, according to prosecutors. Authorities were called to West Catasauqua Park just before 7 p.m. last June 13, Daily Voice reported. They arrived to find White, 35, unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds.  Her death was ruled a homicide by the county Coroner's Offi…
Suspect Named In Deadly Shooting At Poconos Bar: State Police Suspect Named In Deadly Shooting At Poconos Bar: State Police
Suspect Named In Deadly Shooting At Poconos Bar: State Police Troopers have issued an arrest warrant in a Monroe County homicide.   Matthew "Stax" Morales is sought in connection with a deadly shooting at the My Place Bar and Grill in Middle Smithfield, according to state police.  Authorities were called to the 5138 Milford Road bar just before 11 p.m. on Friday, May 24. They arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the chest, troopers said.  The victim was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.  Police said surveillance footage shows Morales pull a small semi-automatic pistol from his waistband just b…
30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities 30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities
30-Year-Old Shot Dead In Doorway Of Philadelphia Home: Authorities City police are investigating a homicide in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 28.  Authorities were called to the 6500 block of Walnut Park Drive around 10:45 p.m., PPD said in a release. They arrived to find 30-year-old Khalief Rhodan lying in a doorway with a gunshot wound to the torso.  Rhodan was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.  A 50-year-old suspect was located at the scene and taken to the hospital with chest pain and breathing difficulties, according to PPD. A gun was recovered from the scene.  "Charges are pending as police continue the i…
Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting
Teen Sentenced For 61 Charges Years After Lancaster Park City Center Mall Shooting The 16-year-old boy who was charged with 61 offenses for the shooting at Park City Center, is now 19 years old and has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to serve up to 32 years in prison, the Lancaster District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday, May 29. Jeremiahs Josiah-Alberto Sanchez, of Lancaster, fired a gun stolen out of Lebanon County and endangered the lives of 52 innocent bystanders during the incident, the District Attorney's office explained. Sergio Vargas, 30, Elijah Deliz,18, and three other men were involved in the fight that led up to the shooting, but none were charge…
Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family
Elkins Park Teen Killed In Roxborough Shooting Was Weeks From Graduation: Family Elijah Deloach, the 18-year-old shot and killed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, May 21, was two weeks away from graduating high school, according to loved ones.  In a GoFundMe campaign set up to assist with funeral costs, family members called Deloach a "heroic young man." "Due to gun violence and Elijah's bravery he was taken from us unexpectedly," wrote campaign organizer Angela Yanni.  "Elijah was trying to de-escalate a domestic abuse situation and help the victim get out safe, tragically being shot in the process." Philadelphia police believe Deloach was shot by 23-y…
Philly Native Pregnant Teen Killed In Harrisburg Shooting: Police (UPDATE) Philly Native Pregnant Teen Killed In Harrisburg Shooting: Police (UPDATE)
Philly Native Pregnant Teen Killed In Harrisburg Shooting: Police (Update) A pregnant teenager is dead following what was initially reported as a "shots fired" incident, police in Harrisburg explained Monday night. Tyemeshia Miller, 19, of Harrisburg was found shot in the back in the area of North 4th and Woodbine streets around 5:45 p.m. on May 13, according to the Bureau's release and the Dauphin County Coroner's Office. Arriving officers found Miller suffering from the gunshot wound. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries, the police said.  The shot entered her left side and exited her right but police noted that multiple shot…
Deadly Quadruple Shooting Rocks Philadelphia Neighborhood Deadly Quadruple Shooting Rocks Philadelphia Neighborhood
Deadly Quadruple Shooting Rocks Philadelphia Neighborhood A quadruple shooting in a Philadelphia neighborhood left one person dead and three others wounded Saturday night, May 4, police said. Gunfire rang out on the front porch of a home on the 1000 block of South 51 Street around 6:30 p.m., city police said. An 18-year-old man who was shot in the face died at the hospital while a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and placed in stable condition, police said. A 16-year-old boy was struck in the forearm and is in stable condition, while a 17-year-old boy was struck throughout the body and remains critical as of press time, police said. A weapon w…
Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say
Bystander Struck By Gunfire During Pottstown Shootout, Police Say One alleged gunman and one bystander were hospitalized after an exchange of gunfire in Pottstown on Thursday night, May 2, police say.  Authorities were called to the corner of Beech and North Evans streets around 9:20 p.m. for reports of gunfire, authorities said in a release.  They arrived to find a 40-year-old man on a porch with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. The man said he was entering his home when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck. He was not involved in the incident and was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.  A second man, 18-ye…
Delco Woman Shot At Driver In Road Rage Incident, DA Says Delco Woman Shot At Driver In Road Rage Incident, DA Says
Delco Woman Shot At Driver In Road Rage Incident, DA Says A Secane woman is accused of firing handgun at a driver who passed her on the road on Thursday morning, May 2, prosecutors say.  Racquel Graham, 41, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and related charges, the Chester County District Attorney's Office said in a release. Authorities said it happened around 6 a.m. near the corner of Goshen and Sugartown roads in Willistown.  The victim said he passed a slow-moving Toyota Rav 4 before watching the driver draw a pistol and fire a shot. The bullet passed through his passenger-side window and was found lodge…
Car Struck By Bullet On I-83, PA State Police Say Car Struck By Bullet On I-83, PA State Police Say
Car Struck By Bullet On I-83, PA State Police Say A bullet shot through a vehicle travelling on Interstate 83 on Sunday afternoon, the Pennsylvania State Police in York County announced on Monday morning. The bullet entered the rear windshield and struck the rear view mirror before becoming lodged in the front window, Trooper James Grothey explained in the release. PSP received a report "a vehicle being damaged while traveling on Interstate 83" at 4:39 p.m. on April 28, as stated in the release. The vehicle had been traveling on I-83 south near mile marker 18.8, Springettsbury Township, when it was shot, troopers determined. "No occupant…
West Philly Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old In Critical Condition: Authorities West Philly Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old In Critical Condition: Authorities
West Philly Shooting Leaves 17-Year-Old In Critical Condition: Authorities Two teenagers were hospitalized after shots rang out in West Philadelphia on Wednesday night, April 17, city police say.  Authorities were called to the 100 block of North Redfield Street around 10:30 p.m., according to PPD.  One 17-year-old was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and placed in critical condition, police said. A second was struck in the left arm and placed in stable condition.  No arrests were made and no weapons were recovered at the scene, PPD said. The motive is unknown and detectives are investigating, they …
MURDER-SUICIDE: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms MURDER-SUICIDE: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms
Murder-suicide: Elderly Man Shoots Wife, Then Himself In PA Home, Coroner Confirms A 76-year-old man shot his wife then turned the gun on himself Thursday morning, April 11 in a Lehigh County home, authorities confirmed. Helen Teresa Knieriem appears to have died from a single gunshot wound and Roy T. Knieriem appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to prosecutors and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office. Gunfire rang out at the couple's home on Taylor Drive just after 10:15 a.m., County Coroner Daniel Buglio said. No one else was present in the home, no witnesses are known to police, and no one else was injured, authorities said.
Gunmen Shot, Killed Pair Sitting In Parked Car: Philadelphia PD (VIDEO) Gunmen Shot, Killed Pair Sitting In Parked Car: Philadelphia PD (VIDEO)
Gunmen Shot, Killed Pair Sitting In Parked Car: Philadelphia PD (Video) Police detectives in Philadelphia are looking for the gunmen in a February double homicide.  Investigators say the pictured suspects pulled behind two victims in a parked car and shot them both dead. It happened on the 3600 block of North 17th Street in Nicetown-Tioga on Feb. 13, PPD said.  PPD footage.  PhiladelphiaPolice Suspect one is described as a black male in a light gray hoodie with black pants.  Suspect two is described as a black male in a black hoodie with black pants.  Anyone with information should call 215-686-8477 or submit a tip through th…
Security Guard Critical After Shooting At Philly Gas Station: Police Security Guard Critical After Shooting At Philly Gas Station: Police
Security Guard Critical After Shooting At Philly Gas Station: Police One person is dead and a security guard is critically injured following a confrontation at a Fairmount gas station Tuesday night, April 9, Philadelphia police say.  Authorities said it happened at 900 W. College Avenue around 7 p.m. The 30-year-old security guard and a 39-year-old man got into a "verbal altercation" before they exchanged gunfire, police believe.  The security guard was hit in the left thigh and hospitalized in "critical but stable condition," while the 39-year-old was shot in the face and torso and pronounced dead minutes later, PPD said.  Authorities b…
Man Shot Dead Inside Philly Store, Police Say Man Shot Dead Inside Philly Store, Police Say
Man Shot Dead Inside Philly Store, Police Say One man was shot to death inside a Kensington Avenue shop on Tuesday morning, April 9, Philadelphia police said in a release.  Authorities responded to a shop on the 2800 block around 9:30 a.m., PPD said. They found an unidentified man in his 20s or 30s with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body and took him to Temple Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to the department.  One person is in custody and the Homicide Unit is investigating, authorities said.  "Updates will be sent as they become available," a PPD spokesperson added.