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4 People Arrested for Pimping Out 14 Year Old Girl in North Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say four people have been charged, and one more is being sought, for the alleged human trafficking of a 14-year-old girl.

The investigation began on the afternoon of April 25, when the teen walked into Temple University Hospital saying she had been sexually assaulted multiple times by several men.

The victim told detectives the she had run away from home on Sunday, April 23, and met up with 18-year-old Shaikey Copper.

The girl considered Copper to be a friend, police say. He allegedly told her he had work for her to do.

They went back to his home in the 4200 block of North 8th Street where, police say, the girl was sexually assaulted.

Copper then allegedly took her to the home of 23-year-old Reggie Jamal Fields in the 1800 block of North 20th Street.

There, police say, Copper had 21-year-old Fantasia Gale post an online advertisement, offering sex with the girl for money.

The girl was then forced into sex with multiple men over the course of two days, police say.

“She was actually transported to different locations to do the dates, and she was being driven to those locations by the offenders,” said Detective Kate Gordon of the Special Victims Unit.

Detectives say the teen was able to escape by convincing the suspects she was going to buy them something at a bodega near where she was being held.

At that bodega, police say, she was given a bus token by a good Samaritan.

“She was able to take the bus and get to the hospital,” said Gordon.

Copper, Fields and Gale have been arrested.

“These particular defendants were very much aware that this was a child,” Gordon said.

Another man, 23-year-old Shawn Jackson, was also arrested for his alleged involvement in this case.

Police are currently seeking yet another man, 24-year-old Angelo Romero from the 1600 block of North Worrell Street.

Man Chased in the House and Shot in the Face in North Philly

NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — One man was killed, and another was injured after gunfire erupted in North Philadelphia.

More than 20 gunshots rang out before 12 a.m. Monday on the 300 block of North 10th Street.

Police say a 29-year-old man was chased inside a home and shot in the face.

He later died at the hospital.

The second man was taken to Temple University Hospital in stable condition.

Witnesses told police the suspect ran from the scene.

Police are working to determine who fired the shots and why.

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.