Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Northeast Times: Sixty-One Minutes

From the Northeast Times:

Philadelphia police are hunting for two gunmen involved in separate Frankford shootings early Sunday morning that claimed the life of one man and injured two other people.

The fatal incident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on the 2000 block of Margaret St. According to police, an unknown suspect shot 27-year-old Anthony Nelson, of nearby Orthodox Street, numerous times in the torso during an argument.

A 27-year-old woman who accompanied Nelson was also shot. Her identity has not been released. She was wounded in the shoulder and listed in stable condition at Hahnemann University Hospital.

About one hour earlier, on the 1300 block of Unity St., a 17-year-old male was wounded critically outside of a sweet sixteen party at the Unity Club.

Investigators believe that the victim, whose identity was not released because he is a minor, may not have been the intended target, but instead was struck while intervening in an incident involving his cousin, said Capt. Jack McGinnis of Northeast Detectives.

The gunfire erupted at 12:59 a.m. as people gathered outside the club. The shooter may have attended the party earlier in the night before he was ejected following a dispute, McGinnis said.

The victim was wounded once in the stomach and admitted in critical condition to Frankford Hospital-Torresdale, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Northeast Times Highlights Philly’s Five Most Wanted

From the Northeast Times:

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division has released its latest monthly Five Most Wanted list. The suspects named on the wanted list include:

Davoev Amza, 27, address unknown, for attempted murder and related charges.

On Sept. 11, 2005, at about 12:30 a.m., Amza allegedly stabbed another man twice in the stomach outside of the Paradise restaurant, 8336 Bustleton Ave. According to the victim and a witness, the suspect was arguing with another man, when the victim approached them and intervened. The suspect then allegedly turned on the victim.

Amza is considered armed and dangerous. He is white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Timothy Devlin, 27, of the 8000 block of Fairview St., for multiple counts of robbery, theft, assault, unlawful restraint and related crimes.

On Dec. 29, 2004, at about 2:20 a.m., Devlin allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven store at 7901 Frankford Ave. using an unknown object in his jacket pocket to simulate a weapon. Devlin allegedly forced a cashier to the rear of the store, emptied the register and fled southbound on Frankford Avenue.

On Aug. 15, 2005, Devlin allegedly robbed the 7-Eleven at 6919 Torresdale Ave. at knifepoint. He took about $200 and fled on a bicycle northbound on Torresdale Avenue, police said.

Devlin is considered armed and dangerous. He is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has red or auburn hair and blue eyes.

Terry Tajiddin Mott III, 28, of the 1600 block of Titan St., for attempted murder, assault, weapons crimes and related offenses.

On July 3, 2005, at about 8:30 p.m., Mott allegedly shot his brother in the foot as the men were riding in a car on the 2100 block of Wakeling St.

Mott is considered armed and dangerous. He is black. No further physical description is available.

William Richardson, 30, of the 1900 block of E. Willard St., for burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, terroristic threats, assault and related offenses.

On Sept. 1, at about 8:35 a.m., Richardson allegedly broke into the Oxford Circle home of an ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend and assaulted both of them, as well as a neighbor who attempted to aid the two other victims. The suspect fled the area in a white car driven by an unknown person.

Richardson is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and tattoos on his right forearm and left wrist.

Jennifer Robertson, 28, address unknown, for robbery and two bench warrants.

On June 4 at about 9 p.m., Robertson allegedly exited a vehicle on the 3700 block of Mechanicsville Place, approached a female pedestrian and, after asking to borrow a cell telephone, snatched the victim’s purse. The suspect then fled in the vehicle, which was driven by an unknown male.

Robertson is white, 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. She has red or auburn hair and green eyes. 75 Years Dead


An elderly man was found stabbed to death in his Northeast Philadelphia apartment early this morning, police said.

The man, who had not been identified, was believed to be about 75 years old and was pronounced dead shortly before 10 a.m. in his apartment in the 2100 block of Strahle Street, in the Rhawnhurst section of the city, near Pennypack Park, police said. He was discovered by his nurse.

Authorities did not discuss a motive or whether there were any suspects, saying only that the case was actively under investigation.

The victim is among 329 people killed in the city this year, an 8 percent increase over the same period last year, when 306 people were killed during the same time period.