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Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE) Pregnant Teen Killed In PA Shooting: Police (UPDATE)
Pregnant Teen Killed In PA 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…
Woman Shot At Chesco Driver In Road Rage Incident, DA Says Woman Shot At Chesco Driver In Road Rage Incident, DA Says
Woman Shot At Chesco 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. 
Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say
Man Shot Dead Near Philadelphia's La Salle University, Police Say A 40-year-old was shot and killed just blocks from La Salle University in North Philadelphia on Wednesday night, April 3, authorities told Daily Voice.  Shots rang out on the 1700 block of West Olney Avenue around 8:45 p.m., PPD said. Officers responded to find the victim with a single gunshot wound to the "lower right stomach." He was taken to Einstein Hospital and pronounced dead just after 9 p.m., according to police.  No arrests have been made and no weapons were recovered as of Thursday morning, April 4, authorities said. The shooting remains under investigation. 
Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Reading Shooting Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Reading Shooting
Police ID 19-Year-Old Killed In Reading Shooting Authorities responded to the sound of gunfire in Reading on Monday night, April 1, to find a 19-year-old fatally wounded, city police said in a release.  Christian Disla died at the scene of the shooting, according to RPD. Police said it happened on the 1200 block of Muhlenberg Street around 8 p.m. No suspect description was available as of midday Tuesday, April 2. Police said there is "not believed to be any risk to public safety at this time." Loved ones have launched a GoFundMe to cover Disla's funeral costs.  Anyone with information is asked to call Reading Police …
Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown
Coroner Names 3-Year-Old Killed By Gunfire In Allentown The toddler who died from a gunshot wound in Allentown on Thursday, March 28 was 3-year-old Elijah Abreu Borgen, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.  Borgen's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the body, but the manner of death is pending investigation, said Coroner Daniel Buglio after an autopsy on Friday, March 29.  Police said he was shot around noon on the 900 block of East Hamilton Street. Responding officers rendered first aid and took him to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he succumbed to his injuries around 12:45 p.m., authorities have said.  …
4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police
4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Philadelphia: Police A 4-year-old girl was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in Philadelphia on Thursday evening, March 28, city police say.  Authorities said it happened just after 7 p.m. on the 2400 block of 79th Avenue. The victim was struck once in the abdomen in a bathroom at a residence, police said.  She was taken to Einstein Hospital where her condition is said to be stable.  Police said the weapon had not been recovered and no arrests had been made as of Thursday night.  The shooting comes just hours after a 3-year-old was fatally shot in Allentown. 
Police Name Victim In Deadly Coatesville Shooting Police Name Victim In Deadly Coatesville Shooting
Police Name Victim In Deadly Coatesville Shooting One man was killed and another hospitalized after gunfire rang out in Coatesville on Wednesday, March 27, authorities say.  In a release, police said the shooting happened near Oak and Fulton streets around 2 p.m. Twenty-eight-year-old Drevon M. Echols of Coatesville was found dead in the roadway from "apparent gunshot wounds," authorities wrote.  Shortly after, police were called about a second gunshot victim near 1st Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The 23-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Paoli Hospital, CPD said.  Investigators believe he "was connected…
16-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Philadelphia: Investigators 16-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Philadelphia: Investigators
16-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Philadelphia: Investigators One teen is dead and another hospitalized after gunfire rang out in Germantown on Wednesday night, March 27, according to Philadelphia police.  Authorities said it happened near the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Wister Street around 6:45 p.m.  A 16-year-old boy was struck once in the right upper back and pronounced dead minutes later at Einstein Hospital, police said. A 17-year-old boy was struck in the right hip and hospitalized in stable condition. Chief Inspector Scott Small told 6abc that a stray bullet passed through a car window and grazed the shirt of a 55-yea…
Gunmen Sought For SEPTA Stop Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 4: Police Gunmen Sought For SEPTA Stop Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 4: Police
Gunmen Sought For SEPTA Stop Shooting That Killed 1, Injured 4: Police Philadelphia police have released new images of the suspects in a deadly March 4 shooting at a SEPTA bus stop.  Seventeen-year-old Dayemen Taylor was killed when gunfire rang out at a stop in Ogontz around 3:45 p.m., police have said.  Also injured were: A 15-year-old boy with a graze wound to the right shoulder A 71-year-old woman shot in the forehead A 49-year-old woman with a graze wound to the right forearm A 15-year-old boy with a graze wound to the buttocks All four wounded victims were said to be hospitalized in stable condition.  Authorities are now seeking two su…
Victim Shot In Face On Pottstown Street, Say Police Victim Shot In Face On Pottstown Street, Say Police
Victim Shot In Face On Pottstown Street, Say Police One person is seriously wounded after shots rang out in Pottstown on Sunday night, March 17, authorities say.  Police were called to North Washington St. and Union Alley around 8:30 p.m. for reported gunfire, borough police wrote in a release. Officers said they arrived to find multiple shell casings on the ground and a small amount of blood.  Minutes later, the unnamed victim was checked into Pottstown Hospital with a gunshot wound to the left side of the face, the release says. They were taken to a trauma center in critical condition.  Detectives have processed the scene a…
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide
Believed Killer's Final Facebook Post Prompted Support From Friends Before NJ Murder-Suicide An alleged killer's final Facebook post attracted support from friends and family in the days before and after a murder-suicide. "Bye [till] we meet again I love y’all," Alex Morales wrote on Feb. 29, shortly after 11 p.m. The post garnered 20 comments, some people checking in, others sending love. "What's up with you Alex Morales , how are man, hope you are feeling well, if not right now, just think things will get better bro. hang in there," one person wrote. "Alex, I hope u are well brother. If u ever just need to talk ... reach out," another said. "If u need help or a referral please …
Two Arrested, Two More Sought For Shooting Of 8 Teens At SEPTA Bus Stop Two Arrested, Two More Sought For Shooting Of 8 Teens At SEPTA Bus Stop
Two Arrested, Two More Sought For Shooting Of 8 Teens At SEPTA Bus Stop Two suspects are in custody in connection with the mass shooting at a SEPTA bus stop in Philadelphia's Burlhome neighborhood last Wednesday, March 6, according to officials.  At a press conference Monday afternoon, March 11, city authorities identified them as Jamaal Tucker, 18, and Ahnile Buggs, 17.  Tucker surrendered to police on Friday, March 8 while they were serving search warrants, Deputy Commissioner Frank Vanore told reporters.  Buggs was arrested over the weekend by US Marshals, who found a .40 caliber Glock 22 pistol in his belongings, authorities said. …
Shootout Caught On Video In North Philadelphia Shootout Caught On Video In North Philadelphia
Shootout Caught On Video In North Philadelphia An exchange of gunfire that sent two men to the hospital early Wednesday morning, March 6 was caught on video, according to Philadelphia police.  The shooting started just before 1 a.m. at 801 North Broad Street, across from the Metropolitan Opera House, authorities said.  Footage from PPD.  PhiladelphiaPolice A 45-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the left eye, while a 42-year-old man was shot in the right thigh and is said to be stable.  Thirty-three pieces of "ballistic evidence" were recovered by detectives at the scene…
Video Shows Gunmen In Northeast Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens (UPDATED) Video Shows Gunmen In Northeast Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens (UPDATED)
Video Shows Gunmen In Northeast Philly Mass Shooting That Injured 8 Teens (Updated) Authorities are now looking for four suspects — three gunmen and a driver — in connection with the mass shooting at a Northeast Philadelphia bust stop on Wednesday afternoon, March 6.  The trio of shooters hopped out of a blue Hyundai Sonata near the intersection of Rising Sun and Cottman avenues in the city's Burlhome section at 3 p.m., according to police.  WANTED for shooting 8 juveniles on 3/6/24 at 7300 Rising Sun Ave. Suspects armed and dangerous - do not approach. If you have information on these suspects -please call or 215-686-TIPS(8477) or 911 pic.twitter.c…
Fairmount Park Murders: Suspect Sought For 'Execution-Style' Killings In Philly, Police Say Fairmount Park Murders: Suspect Sought For 'Execution-Style' Killings In Philly, Police Say
Fairmount Park Murders: Suspect Sought For 'Execution-Style' Killings In Philly, Police Say Authorities have revealed the face of the suspected Fairmount Park killer.  The pictured man is wanted in connection with two murders at 3800 Mount Pleasant Drive on Thursday night, Feb. 29. Authorities said he is a Black man with a "heavy/stocky" build. He was wearing a black Dallas Cowboys hat.  Philadelphia Police Department Anyone who spots him should call 911. To submit a tip, call PPD at 215-686-8477 or visit the department's website.  Police have said 49-year-old Thurston Cooper and 38-year-old Krystina Chambers were both killed "execution-style." Both wer…
Police ID 'Execution-Style' Shooting Victims In Philly's Fairmount Park Police ID 'Execution-Style' Shooting Victims In Philly's Fairmount Park
Police ID 'Execution-Style' Shooting Victims In Philly's Fairmount Park Authorities have named the man and woman who were shot to death "execution-style" in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park on Thursday night, Feb. 29.  Forty-nine-year-old Thurston Cooper and 38-year-old Krystina Chambers, both of Philadelphia, were found near 3800 Mount Pleasant Drive around 11 p.m., city police said.  Both suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene by medics, according to PPD.  Police do not yet have a suspected motive and the Homicide Unit is investigating, authorities said. Anyone with information can call PPD at 215-686-3334.  A $4…
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says
PA Man Who Attempted To Kill 3 Police Officers, Trafficked Fentanyl/Heroin Arrested, AG Says A year-long manhunt for a suspect accused of attempting to murder three police officers has ended — as part of a drug trafficking bust, Attorney General Michelle Henry announced on Thursday night.  A search warrant on Spring Street in Pittsburgh led Allegheny County and local law enforcement officers to arrest 24-year-old Bruce Harvard on Feb. 28,  AG Henry detailed in the release.  He was wanted for shooting at a McKees Rock Police Officer and two Office of Attorney General agents during an attempted vehicle stop in Stowe Township on Feb. 27, 2023, the AG explaine…
Woman Held At Gunpoint, Shot Dead In South Philadelphia: Police Woman Held At Gunpoint, Shot Dead In South Philadelphia: Police
Woman Held At Gunpoint, Shot Dead In South Philadelphia: Police Two suspects are in custody after a 31-year-old woman was shot dead in South Philadelphia on Tuesday night, Feb. 27, according to city police.  Authorities said it happened on the 2300 block of South Marshall Street around 7 p.m.  The victim and a man were approached by three men, one of whom was on a bicycle, police said.  One of the men grabbed the woman, another held her companion at gunpoint, and the man on the bike kept watch, investigators believe. At some point, the suspect holding the victim shot her multiple times, police said.  She was taken to Thomas Je…
Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say
Bystander Shot Through Wall Of Philadelphia Home, Police Say A bystander sitting in his home was among the three people shot in North Philadelphia on Monday night, Feb. 26, city police told Daily Voice.  Officers were called to the 2700 block of West Montgomery Avenue around 9:45 p.m. for shots fired, the department said.  They arrived to find a 29-year-old man shot in his left knee and right arm, authorities said. Police drove the man to Albert Einstein Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.  The bystander, 21, was grazed along his left thigh while inside a residence on the 1800 block of North Marston Street, according to…
Man Who Shot Philly Mom In Front Of Her Son Arrested: US Marshals Man Who Shot Philly Mom In Front Of Her Son Arrested: US Marshals
Man Who Shot Philly Mom In Front Of Her Son Arrested: US Marshals The man accused of killing a South Philadelphia mother late last year was arrested by US Marshals in Kensington early Thursday, Feb. 22, according to authorities.  Abiud Torres was taken into custody without incident on the 1800 block of Hart Lane around 6:45 a.m., said Marshal Robert Clark.  Investigators had suspected Torres, 20, of "frequenting multiple abandoned residences in the Kensington section of Philadelphia" before tracking him down on Hart Lane Thursday morning, Clark said.  Torres is accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend Tatiana Vargas in front of…
Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say
Man Shot Dead At North Philly Boarding House, Detectives Say One man was shot to death in a North Philadelphia boarding house on Tuesday night, Feb. 20, city police told Daily Voice.  It happened on the 5400 block of North 5th Street just after 8 p.m., authorities said.  The victim, 21, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. His name was not reported.  No weapons were recovered and no arrests have been made, PPD added. The killing remains under investigation. 
Armed Robber Who Beat Victim With Handgun Sought In Berks: Sheriff Armed Robber Who Beat Victim With Handgun Sought In Berks: Sheriff
Armed Robber Who Beat Victim With Handgun Sought In Berks: Sheriff The Berks County Sheriff's Office is seeking a man accused of a gunpoint robbery near Reading's Pendora Park late last year.  It happened on Dec. 18, authorities said in a release. Izaeyah Molyneauy approached the victim and brandished a gun before pistol-whipping him, according to the Sheriff's Office.  He led the victim to a vehicle, forced him inside, then hit him with the gun again while taking his jewelry, police said.  When Molyneauy ordered the victim out of the car, authorities said they struggled over the gun. A shot was fired during the struggle but missed the vict…
Grocery Store Police Shootout: Slain Suspect Dead Amid Struggle In Philadelphia, Cops Say Grocery Store Police Shootout: Slain Suspect Dead Amid Struggle In Philadelphia, Cops Say
Grocery Store Police Shootout: Slain Suspect Dead Amid Struggle In Philadelphia, Cops Say Police have released details in a shootout that killed a 28-year-old gunman and injured an officer in a Philadelphia grocery store. Officers near Mascher and Cambria Streets went into a nearby grocery store around 8:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, and approached a group of males standing in the store, city police said. While trying to stop one of them, the offender, later identified as Alexander Spencer, scuffled with police, and then fired one shot, hitting an officer in the leg, police said. In response, the wounded officer’s partner returned fire, striking Spencer. Spencer was pronou…