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PHILADELPHIA—On Wednesday, April 10th, 2024, hundreds of people attended the Eid Al-Fitr Festival inside Clara Muhammad Square (4700 Wyalusing Avenue). Due to the large group of people, multiple vehicles were parked on private property inside the gas station, which is adjacent to the park. The gas station owner requested that police issue parking tickets to the unauthorized vehicles parked on his property. 

While officers were on location issuing parking violations, they heard numerous gunshots coming from inside the park. The officers began running toward the gunfire and observed several individuals armed with firearms.

During this incident, Officer Diamond Jaynes of the 16th District discharged her firearm, striking a 15-year-old on the 1000 block of North 48th Street. A black AR-style pistol was recovered near the male’s feet. Officer Jaynes secured that weapon in her patrol vehicle and transported the male to Presbyterian Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and left leg. He is listed in stable condition. 

The crime scene consisted of multiple fired cartridge casings (FCCs) of multiple calibers and different manufacturers. Four (4) of those FCCs, located on the 1000 block of North 48th Street and are consistent with police department ammunition. The crime scene spanned the 1000 block of North 47th Street, inside the Clara Muhammad Square (4700 Wyalusing Avenue), and the 1000 block of North 48th Street. 

Two civilians (listed below) were struck by gunfire during this incident.

  • 23 B/M, sustained a perforating GSW to his lower stomach area. He is in stable condition at Presbyterian Hospital. 
  • 15 B/M, sustained a graze wound to his right ring finger. He is in stable condition at CHOP.

Officer Jaynes' BWC does not depict the OIS. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

The below offenders were arrested during the incident, and police recovered the listed firearms from each offender. A sixth firearm was recovered on the highway, but no arrest was made.

  1. One (1) .223/5.56 MM Black rifle. One (1) black magazine containing nineteen (19) live rifle rounds. OFFENDER associated with this firearm: 15/B/M.
  1. One (1) Taurus 9MM handgun, loaded with nine (9) live rounds. OFFENDER associated with this firearm: Kahbir Oglesby-Hicks, 21/B/M. Oglesby-Hicks has been charged with VUFA, PIC, and evading arrest.
  1. One (1) Black Polymer 80 (P80) 9MM handgun with an extended magazine, loaded with fifteen (15) live rounds. No serial Number. OFFENDER associated with this firearm: 16/B/M.
  1. One (1) black privately manufactured handgun, 9MM, with an extended magazine which contained eleven (11) 9MM rounds. No Serial number. OFFENDER associated with this firearm: 16/W/F.
  1. One (1) black Glock 19, 9MM handgun with an extended magazine, loaded with twenty four (24) live rounds. OFFENDER associated with this firearm: 16/B/M.
  1. One (1) Glock 21 Gen 4, .45 Caliber handgun with one (1) magazine, and no ammunition (unloaded). This firearm was recovered from the highway, with no offender connected to it.

P/O Diamond Jaynes is 32-years-old, a 6 year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, and is assigned to the 16th Police District.

As per protocol, P/O Jaynes has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the Internal Affairs and Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations.