Category: LOCAL NEWS

R.I.P. Nick Bean Richardson – Shot in the Head in Southwest Philly

KINGSESSING (WPVI) — Philadelphia police are investigating a murder in the city’s Kingsessing section.

It happened Sunday along South 53rd Street near Chester Avenue.

Police were called to the area shortly before 6 p.m. for reports of gunshots.

Responding officers found a 27-year-old man shot in the right side of the head.

He was rushed by police to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he would die a short time later.

No arrests have been made, and no word on what led to the shooting.

Taxi Driver SHOOTS another Taxi Driver at Frankford Septa Station

A fight between two taxi drivers led to a shooting outside a SEPTA station in Philadelphia Saturday afternoon, police said.
The two drivers began arguing over a fare outside the Frankford Transportation Center on Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 p.m., according to investigators. One driver pulled out a knife while the other pulled out a gun, police said. The driver armed with a gun then opened fire, shooting the other driver once in the stomach, once in the left side of the head and once in the right side of the neck. The victim, a 52-year-old man, was taken to the hospital. Officials have not yet revealed his condition.

Police say the driver armed with a gun has a permit to carry. He was still arrested however and taken into custody. Investigators have not yet revealed his identity.
Officials say SEPTA service was not interrupted by the shooting.

4 Teens SHOT after a House Party in West Philly

Four teenagers are recovering after they were shot by a gunman in West Philadelphia Saturday night.
The teens had left a house party and were walking on Conestoga and Market streets around 9 p.m. when an unidentified gunman opened fire and then fled the scene.

All four teens were struck in the shooting. Three of the teens are in stable condition while a fourth teen underwent surgery but is expected to be okay.
No arrests have been made and police have not yet released a description of a suspect.

21 year old Nazeer Robinson charged with Murdering Nadirrah Taylor in Southwest Philly

SOUTHWEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A woman was murdered inside a Southwest Philadelphia apartment on Wednesday.

On Friday, authorities arrested the man they believe is responsible.

Twenty-year-old Nazeer Robinson has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Nadirrah Taylor.

Taylor was found with two gunshot wounds inside Robinson’s home along the 5700 block of Wheeler Street.

She was treated for her wounds, but did not survive.

Robinson is charged with murder.

Detectives say this all started with an argument.

Woman Stabbed 8 year old Girl in the Head in Collingdale

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (WPVI) — A woman has been arrested after police say she stabbed an 8-year-old girl in the head in Collingdale, Delaware County.

Twenty-one-year-old Majeah Bashir is facing multiple charges, including criminal attempt homicide, simple assault, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment of another person.

Bashir had nothing to say Friday night, and all of sudden felt the need to cover her face after what police say she did.

“Sick! I don’t care what you’re arguing about, what you’re fighting about. You got a baby in between you or a baby in the mix and you’re gonna pull a butcher knife out,” said Collingdale Police Chief Robert Adams.

It all began just before 4 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of MacDade Boulevard. An eerie, purplish light glowed from the second floor where the horrific chaos broke out. An argument between neighbors. Police say apparently the suspect was not happy with how her neighbor’s daughter – the 8-year-old victim – was babysitting her toddler.

“There was some kind of confrontation over, I guess, her babysitting skills or whatever, and then an argument ensued,” said Adams.
Matthew Geepue, a neighbor who lives downstairs, says he was sleep and woke to a nightmare.

“I just heard a cry, ‘Oh! She stabbed the girl, she stabbed the girl with a knife!’ ” said Geepue.

Police arrived on the scene to find a man holding the girl outside with a towel wrapped around her head.

“She had about a 4-inch gash in this area of the head. It’s quite deep and quite wide,” said Adams.

Officers rushed the child to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. She was ultimately transported to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Neighbors who did not want to speak on camera say police were called to the suspect’s apartment so many times in the past, they practically lived there. And recently they say she was chasing her boyfriend down the street with a hammer in the middle of a snowstorm.

Police had to pull neighbors and the victim’s family away, who were trying to get their hands on the suspect. The chief says he just wants justice.

“She deserves everything she gets,” said Adams.