On Sunday, January 1, 2012, at approximately 1:25 AM, 15th District Officers responded to a radio call for a report of gunshots and a male shot on the highway. Upon arrival, officers located an unknown male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and back.
The victim, identified as Gerard Market 48 year old male from the 4100 Orchard Street was unresponsive and transported to Temple Hospital where he was pronounced at 1:55 AM.
On January 4, 2012, an arrest warrant was issued for Christopher Johnson 30 year old male from the 1300 block of 66th Avenue for his involvement in the murder of Gerard Market. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnson, please contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 / 3335 or dial 911.