Man stabbed multiple times outside West Philly High School; suspect in custody

Posted on 06 May 2014 by

A young man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed multiple times outside West Philadelphia High School at 49th and Chestnut Streets. The stabbing happened at 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday. Both the victim and the attacker are 23 years old, according to police.

The victim suffered stab wounds to his back, leg and left side, and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in critical condition. The suspect was arrested and the weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. It is not known yet what led to the stabbing, as the investigation continues. The police were interviewing the suspect this morning and charges were expected to be filed, CBS Philly reports.

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Young woman charged with murder

Posted on 20 March 2012 by WPL

A 19-year-old woman was arrested and charged with murder for fatally stabbing her boyfriend over the weekend on the 100 block of S. 46th St.

Police say Shanekia Miller stabbed 19-year-old Terrell McNeal on Saturday during an argument in their residence, reports. McNeal died of his wounds on Sunday.

Miller was charged Monday with murder and possession of an instrument of crime. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 4 at 9 a.m.


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Man stabbed and robbed near 46th and Walnut (update)

Posted on 06 February 2012 by Mike Lyons

crimePolice say a 53-year-old man was stabbed and robbed last night near 46th and Walnut after he tried to fight off a teen robber.

The man, who police say is from far Southwest Philly, was walking near 46th and Walnut at about 8:55 p.m. when a male described as 17 or 18 years old approached him, brandished a knife and demanded his wallet. Police say the man fought back and was punched in the face and stabbed several times in the back.

The man remained in stable condition this morning at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Daily News: Family of stabbed student wants answers, hires attorney

Posted on 01 August 2011 by Mike Lyons

Evan Morris. (From his Facebook page)

The family of 22-year-old Drexel senior Evan Morris is urging police to continue the investigation of their son’s death, saying he may have been “set up,” the Daily News reports today.

Morris was stabbed three times early Friday morning in his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on the 3400 block of Race Street and later died. Police have said that the man who stabbed him, an unnamed student from another university, acted in self defense and that charges would likely not be filed in the case.

But Morris’ parents have hired an attorney, Willie Nattiel Jr., who told the Daily News:

“We believe that there is much more involved with this. We don’t like that he was being portrayed as this crazed burglar.”

Nattiel even speculated that Morris may have been “set up.”

Read the entire article here.


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UPDATE: Drexel student fatally stabbed near campus may have been intruder, police say

Posted on 29 July 2011 by Mike Lyons


A Drexel University police car remained outside 3414 Race St. late this morning. A Drexel student was found stabbed to death earlier today.


A 22-year-old Drexel University student was found stabbed to death in an apartment near campus that he may have broken into early this morning, according to police.

The student, senior Evan Morris, was found with multiple stab wounds in the body and head at about 5 a.m. in an apartment on the 3400 block of Race Street, according to reports. The block borders the Drexel campus. He was later pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Drexel President John Fry said in a statement that “we do not yet have complete information about this tragedy, it appears that an altercation between Evan and a student from another university ultimately resulted in Evan’s death.”

News outlets are reporting that the student is being questioned but has not been charged.

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More on the stabbings at West Philly El stop

Posted on 15 January 2011 by Mike Lyons

The Inquirer has a fairly in-depth story today about the fight on Friday morning at the 46th Street El stop that left six West Philadelphia high school students, most of them college-bound, with injuries. The fight had been brewing for some time, the paper reports, and officials at both West Catholic and Boys Latin have met with their respective student bodies to call for an end to the violence.

The Inquirer quotes Boys Latin Chief Executive Officer David P. Hardy as telling juniors and seniors at his school:

“Anyone at this school who retaliates will be expelled. This is over,” he said. “Think about your future. . . . You don’t want to throw that away.”

For the complete story click here.

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