MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017

Category: LOCAL NEWS

R.I.P. Tymier Fraiser – 14 year old Boy Shot and Killed in Northeast Philly

PORT RICHMOND (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have identified a 14-year-old boy killed in a shooting on Monday night that left another teen injured.

Tymier Fraiser died after being shot around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Orleans Street in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

Police say Fraiser was shot multiple times.

He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in critical condition. He died from his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The shooting also left a 16-year-old boy wounded. He was hit in the shoulder and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Shontay McClam says she’ll never forget the haunting image of Frasier bleeding to death on the street just feet away from her window.

McClam’s 12-year-old son witnessed the horrific aftermath too.

“It’s to the point that I cried last night with my kids. And it’s a shame because it’s somebody else’s child,” she said.

Residents say though it’s a tragedy, it’s a common occurrence in this neighborhood.

“I’m not surprised. Shootings are going on everyday around here,” said Morgan Baker.

For parents of young children, like McClam, the same frustration of living among such violence is often accompanied by a palpable fear that next time a tragedy like this will hit closer to home.

“It could’ve been my child. My kids hang out here every day. We can’t sit outside with our kids without somebody getting killed or getting shot at,” she said.

No arrests have been made and there was no word on a motive for the shooting.

2 year old Boy SHOT 4 Times as Shooter was Shooting at His Father in Kensington

KENSINGTON (WPVI) — A toddler was shot four times after gunmen opened fire on a man sitting on a porch with his son Friday night in the Kensington section of Philadelphia

It occurred after 9:16 p.m. on the 3300 block of Malta Street.

Police say the 26-year-old man was targeted, and his 2-year-old child was caught in the crossfire.

There were barbecues underway and kids were playing outside when the gunshots rang out.

Police say the toddler was struck four times in the back. He was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital in critical condition.

His father was also shot. He was hit in the right knee and taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses say two males were seen fleeing the area on bicycles.

“It makes me want to cry because it’s a baby. It’s not something you want to hear from nobody, that you’re out there just barbecuing or doing whatever else with your kids, just trying to have fun, and then your kid winds up getting hurt,” said Marisol Colon.

So far, there are no arrests.

Residents say there are shootings almost daily, with stray bullets sometimes flying through some of their homes.

Man Breaks Into Delaware House and Steals Her Underwear

Authorities say a man broke into a Delaware home and stole a pair of women’s underwear.
Delaware State Police say two women heard an unusual noise in their house early Friday and barricaded themselves in a bedroom. Police say after someone tried to get in the room, the women escaped out the window.

Police say authorities later found 21-year-old Tyrone Jenkins-Health Jr. walking through a neighbor’s yard in possession of a pair of one of the women’s underwear. Police say Jenkins-Health told investigators he intended to make one or both of the women perform unlawful sexual acts on him.
Police say he faces charges including burglary and attempted rape. There was no number publicly listed for him and it wasn’t immediately clear Saturday whether he has an attorney.

R.I.P. Crystalin Thomas – 26 year old Woman Shot and Killed by Her BabyFather in Darby

Cops say Thomas’ little girl and little boy were in the house at the time of the murder. According to sources, Moses is the father of the boy.

The exact motive is not yet known but police call it a clear and senseless case of domestic violence and credit neighbors for stepping up with information.

“As we were standing out front, people were walking up to us and saying, ‘I know this.’ Just piece after piece as it was progressing, neighbors coming up before we even knocked on doors. That’s how in 7 and a half hours, we were able to make an arrest in this homicide,” Darby Borough Police Chief Robert Smythe said.
DARBY, Pa. (WPVI) — A man has been arrested for the murder of a woman on Friday morning in Darby Borough, Pa.

Edward Moses Jr., 31, has been charged with the crime, police say.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Spring Valley Road around 7:30 a.m. for a report of gunshots.

When they arrived, they found 26-year-old Crystalin Thomas dead.

Police say Moses was the father of Thomas’ child.

There was no word on a motive for this shooting.

9 year old Girl in Critical Condition after Car Hits 2 Girls in Southwest Philly

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Police are investigating an accident involving three children and a vehicle in Southwest Philadelphia.

It happened around 6 p.m. Sunday at 60th Street and Kingsessing Avenue.

Police say two girls were hit by a vehicle traveling southbound.

Neighbors who saw the accident quickly went to help. A group of people lifted the car to free one of the girls who was trapped underneath the rear wheels.

“I ran right out to help her and try to lift the car, but i couldn’t lift it myself. That’s when everyone came out and we finally got it up. She just kept telling us she thought she was going to die. We told her you’re not going to die, just breathe,” said witness Frances Jones.

The driver did stop at the scene, and a 5-year-old child in that vehicle was also injured.

All three children were taken to Children’s Hospital.

The victims struck by the car, a 9-year-old girl is in critical condition, and a 10-year-old is stable.

The child in the striking vehicle is also stable.

Police are investigating.