Man killed, two others stabbed Tuesday in Philly

Surveillance image of two suspects wanted for homicide. PHOTO: Philadelphia Police

Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was found dead early Tuesday morning on a Juniata street.

The man, reportedly a cab driver, had cuts to his neck, but authorities said it’s unclear what caused the wounds and if he was stabbed.

Officers were originally called to the 900 block of E. Ramona Avenue at 12:20 a.m. for a report of a vehicle crash with injuries. Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene. No arrests have been made, and no weapon was recovered, police said.

Not long after, at about 12:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the back on the 2800 block of Boudinot Street in Kensington, authorities said. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

There was no word on a motive.

In West Oak Lane, three masked men with knives stabbed a 49-year-old man during an apparent robbery attempt at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on the 1900 block of 69th Avenue, investigators said.

The victim attempted to fight them off and was stabbed in the abdomen, police said. He also sustained cuts to his neck and right hand. He is in stable condition, investigators said.

Authorities said the suspects took his cellphone, but officers found it, along with a mask and knife, near the scene.

Later in the day, a man, described only as in his 20s or 30s, was dropped off at Temple Hospital with a gunshot wound to his head, authorities said. He died at around 1:30 p.m.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting might have taken place on the 200 block of W. Annsbury Street in Feltonville, investigators said.

Just after 1 a.m. Tuesday, police found a 30-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his face, chest and left arm inside a car on the 1600 block of Chew Avenue in East Germantown.

Officers rushed him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

A 16-year-old boy was also in critical condition after being shot in the knee at around 12:30 a.m. on the 6500 block of N. 21st Street in West Oak Lane, authorities said.

On Monday, just before midnight, officers in North Philadelphia were flagged down by a 28-year-old man who had been shot in the groin. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

Investigators are still working to determine the location of the shooting.
Police reported no arrests in connection with any of the incidents.

For the 28-day period that ended Sunday, shootings were up about 13% from the prior month, according to a weekly report published by police. A total of 72 people were shot between Aug. 10 and Aug. 23.

Men wanted in connection to homicide

Investigators on Wednesday released surveillance video in an attempt to identify two men wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman Thursday night in North Philadelphia.

Melanie Raye, 40, was shot multiple times in the torso outside her home on the 1400 block of N. Etting Street at around 7:45 p.m. A 35-year-old man was also shot in the head and seriously injured, police said at the time.

Both suspects are Black men. One of them has a thin build, bushy haircut and beard and was wearing a white T-shirt and light blue jeans with a black-and-silver belt. The other has a medium build and beard and was wearing a black White Sox baseball cap, black T-shirt, and black shorts over black compression pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335 or submit an anonymous tip at www.phillypolice.com/forms/submit-a-tip.

The city offers a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a homicide case.

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