Arrest made in murder of four people in Cedar Park

November 30, 2018

Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the shooting death of four people, two men and two teenage women, in Cedar Park last week, according to reports. Jahlil Porter, 32, of the 200 block of E. Ashmead Street, was charged with murder, robbery, and other related charges. At least one other suspect is in custody, but had not been charged as of Thursday, Nov. 29.

The victims, identified by police as Tiyaniah Hopkins, 17, Yaleah Hall, 17, Akeem Mattox, 28, and William Taylor, 31, were found shot in the head “execution-style” in the basement of a residence on the 5100 block of Malcolm Street on Monday, Nov. 19 after a welfare call. Neighbors reported hearing banging sounds coming from the building, which was undergoing renovation, the day before. 

Police believe that the shooting may have been connected to an attempted drug deal inside the house, but don’t believe the two female victims were involved in it. Philadelphia Police Captain Derrick Wood tweeted last week that “it [was] the worst crime scene I have seen in my 20 years with the Philadelphia Police Department.”

1 Comments For This Post

  1. West Philly Says:

    So if anything is mentioned about people deserving the death penalty for executing 4 people, WPL deletes the comment? It’s called censorship.

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