MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Category: LOCAL NEWS

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.

Bar Manager Dies after Being Shot and Then Robbed in North Philly


A gunman walked into Monique’s Lounge at N 23rd Street and W Indiana Ave in North Philadelphia around 1 a.m. Friday and got into a physical fight with the owner’s son, who was managing the bar, Philadelphia Police said.

The suspect shot the 46-year-old manager then announced a robbery.
“After shooting the victim, according to the witnesses, the shooter then pointed the gun at the bartender and announced a robbery and asked her to to give her all the money that was in the register,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

The gunman wanted more than the $175 in the cash register.
“The perpetrator then leaned over and took a wallet and car keys from the individual he had just shot,” Small said.

The manager died at the hospital a short time later.
Investigators said the shooter was a male, his face covered and wearing blue jeans, standing around 5-foot, 9-inches tall.
Around 10:45 p.m., a gunman killed two brothers in a driveway along Upsal Street near Chew Avenue in the East Mount Airy neighborhood in the city.
The brothers, one 23 the other 24, were pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center. Neither was immediately identified.
The shooting may have stemmed from an ongoing dispute in the neighborhood since the brothers moved in a bout a month ago, Small said.
Investigators searched for four men witnesses said fired at least seven shots before fleeing on foot, police said.

R.I.P. Tyrese Johnson – 17 year old Boy Shot and Killed in South Philly


A gunman shot and killed a teenager along a South Philadelphia street midday Wednesday.
Gunfire rang out on S Bancroft Street near Tasker Street around 11:45 a.m. leaving 17-year-old Tyrese Johnson shot twice in his back, Philadelphia police said.

Officers rushed the boy to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where doctors pronounced Johnson — who lived a few blocks away on Cleveland Street — dead a short time later, police said.
As SkyForce10 hovered overhead, you could see investigators searching for clues.
When identifying Johnson Thursday, investigators still didn’t reveal a motive for the killing or name any possible suspects.