Philadelphia Police Capture Suspect with a Gun; Investigation into Shooting of Teen Continues
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
UPDATED ANOTHER SHOOTING TODAY AT 5:30 PM.
(JANUARY 31, 2023)-- 35TH DISTRICT SHOOTING.. 16XX WEST CHEW AVENUE ON THE HIGHWAY AT 5:30 PM. A 20 YEAR OLD BLACK MALE WAS SHOT ONCE IN THE CHEST, ONCE IN THE BACK OF THE LEFT ARM, AND ONE TIME IN EACH LEG.. MALE WAS TAKEN TO ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER VIA PRIVATE VEHICLE
PHILADELPHIA PA (JANUARY 31, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--At approximately 12:20 PM, 19th District Officers observed what they believed was the offender’s vehicle that was involved in a shooting earlier in the morning at 61st and Jefferson and attempted to stop the vehicle for further investigation. That vehicle, a silver 2015 Ford Taurus , refused to stop and after a vehicle pursuit, the vehicle crashed into a barricade at 52nd and Lancaster Avenue. The operator of the vehicle then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, the operator was taken into custody at 51st and Jefferson Street behind the shopping center.
A weapon was recovered and the 24 year old male will be charged with VUFA and related offenses. At this time investigators do not believe there is a connection to the shooting of the 15-year-old at 61st and Jefferson.