This bul must’ve been high….
A man accused of shooting up a West Philadelphia bar with an AK-47 turned him-
self in to police Saturday. Richard Jones, 26, surrendered to police at their head-
quarters at 8th and Race Streets around 1p.m. The suspect’s family contacted
called the news to say Jones wanted to turn himself into authorities. NBCPhila-
delphia contacted police so they could arrange his surrender. “He turned himself
in, he knows what he did was wrong. I just fear for the safety of my child,” Richard
Height, the suspect’s father said. Jones drove up to a bar on Westminster and
Belmont Avenue Tuesday night. He got out of the car carrying an AK-47. Police
say when Jones reached the door and could not enter the bar he began shooting.
No one was injured in the shooting. When Jones finished shooting he drove off in
his car. While speeding off Jones fired one shot at police officers but missed. Jones
then went to a home in Manayunk where he allegedly terrorized a woman who
was inside at the time. The suspect then headed to Lafayette Hills were his car
broke down. The suspect’s father said Jones went to the bar because someone
there called and him and said his brother was being held hostage. “It was a set
up to lure him to the bar so that they can kill him. I have no idea [how this happ
ened], this is something that was going on in the street,” Height said. Police have
recovered the weapon. Jones ditched it in Suburban Philadelphia.