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Arrest made in murder of four people in Cedar Park

Posted on 30 November 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

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.  Continue Reading

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Four people found shot to death in Cedar Park (updated)

Posted on 21 November 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

UPDATE (Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018): Police are still investigating the murder of four people, two men and two women, whose bodies were found Monday afternoon in the basement of a residence on the 5100 block of Malcolm Street in Cedar Park. All four were shot once in the head, according to police. The male victims, 28 and 31 years old, are reportedly cousins. One of the female victims is 20 years old, according to police. No names and no suspect information have been released as of 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Philadelphia Police Captain Derrick Wood tweeted shortly after the discovery of the victims that “it [was] the worst crime scene I have seen in my 20 years with the Philadelphia Police Department”:  Continue Reading

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Woman found naked, shot in head near 47th and Springfield (updated)

Posted on 12 June 2018 by Mike Lyons

A woman in her mid 20s was found shot dead near 47th and Springfield early Tuesday, according to police.

The unidentified woman, who was naked except for socks, was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police responded to reports of gunshots shortly after midnight on Tuesday. The woman was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. on Tuesday. A handgun was found near her body, according to reports.

A police spokesman said this morning that the woman’s death was likely a suicide, but added that an investigation was underway.

 

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Suspect in shooting death of 23-year-old Penn State student Dominique Oglesby arrested

Posted on 17 May 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Dominique Oglesby

Police have made an arrest in the killing of 23-year-old Penn State student Dominique Oglesby on March 18 near 52nd and Market. Julius Scott, 25, was arrested on Wednesday morning on the 5700 block of Pine Street, just a couple blocks from the 18th District police station.

Oglesby, who was a senior at Penn Sate and was expected to graduate this spring, was shot and killed outside the Galaxy West Bar and Grill at 52nd and Market on a Sunday afternoon. She was reportedly involved in an altercation with the shooter and another woman inside the bar and called her family for help. After her father and grandfather arrived to help her they were all shot. Oglesby was shot once in the back and died later that day at the hospital. Her father and grandfather survived the shooting.

Police released information on the suspect last month.

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Vigil this Friday for Dominique Oglesby, 23-year-old Penn State student killed Sunday at 52nd and Market

Posted on 21 March 2018 by WestPhillyLocal.com

Dominique Oglesby (Photo via LinkedIn)

A candlelight vigil for Dominique Oglesby will take place this Friday at 6 p.m. at 52nd and Market Streets. Police are still looking for the male suspect who shot and killed Dominique, a 23-year-old West Philly resident and Penn State senior on Sunday afternoon outside of Galaxy West Bar & Grill at 52nd and Market.

The unidentified shooter and another female were reportedly involved in an altercation with Dominique inside the bar and started shooting while running away when her father and grandfather showed up after the altercation escalated. Her father and grandfather were also shot, but will recover from their injuries.

Dominique was shot once in the back and transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:42 p.m. on Sunday. Her father was shot in a foot and her grandfather was shot in an arm, according to police.  Continue Reading

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Police shoot, critically injure robbery suspect at 49th and Walnut

Posted on 26 December 2017 by WestPhillyLocal.com

A robbery suspect was shot and critically wounded by a plainclothes police officer near 49th and Walnut Streets on Tuesday morning, according to reports.

Plainclothes police officers pursued an unidentified male suspect after he allegedly robbed a deli at 52nd and Irving Streets at around 9 a.m. The man reportedly got into a black Chevy SUV near 52nd and Hazel Streets. During the pursuit, the suspect’s SUV collided with another car at 49th and Walnut Street.

After the collision, one of the officers approached the suspect’s car and identified himself, according to a report by NBC Philadelphia, and then shot the suspect once in the chest after he didn’t comply. The suspect reportedly made a motion toward his waistband.  Continue Reading

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