Three people were injured, one person was killed and a local football start was arrested in six incidents over the weekend.
Police said Temple University football defensive end Kamal Johnson, 20, of Willingboro, N.J. turned himself in Thursday for allegedly abusing his girlfriend on Sept. 27 and holding her captive inside his apartment at The Edge at Avenue North, a high rise on the 1600 block of North 15th Street that houses several floors of student apartments.
Johnson, reportedly enraged after an argument in which he came to believe his girlfriend was cheating on him, allegedly showed up that night at her apartment, also located inside The Edge, and dragged her to his apartment, where he allegedly punched her and threw her to the floor. Police said he then imprisoned her in his bedroom for more than three hours.
Johnson was arraigned on Saturday and bail was set at $25,000, according to court documents. He is charged with felony kidnapping, as well as assault, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment. His preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 23.
A TD Bank on Broad Street near Sansom Street was robbed Saturday afternoon. Police said a man, described as a black or Hispanic male wearing black-framed glasses, a red Phillies cap and a gray sweatshirt, presented a demand note and made away with $500, including bait money and a dye pack. The suspect fled on a mountain bike east on Sansom Street. Investigators said the dye pack exploded.
A man’s body was found floating in a stream near the first hole of the Juniata Golf Club on the 1300 block of East Cayuga Street shortly after 3 p.m. Police believe the body is that of a black male in his 30s, clad in a hospital gown. Investigators found no signs of trauma to the body, police said.
Two women were shot shortly before 6 p.m. in the Fairhill section of Kensington. Police said that one woman, 29, was shot in the hand on the 2600 block of North Lawrence Street and is in stable condition at Temple University Hospital. The second woman was shot at least four times and was hospitalized in critical condition. Investigators believe the motive for the shooting was domestic.
A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery on the Market-Frankford el’s City Hall Platform early this morning. Police said that the victim, 31, boarded the el at the 69th Street Terminal around 12:45 a.m., while the suspect got on the train at 52nd Street.
When the two men exited at 15th Street, they became involved in a verbal argument. As the victim attempted to lift his bicycle over the turnstile, the suspect allegedly charged at him while swinging a knife, slashing him across the chest. Police said the suspect tried to flee with the man’s bicycle, but dropped it and escaped through the station’s City Hall exit. He is described as a six-foot-two Hispanic male with a gray and black beard wearing all gray clothing.
No arrests have yet been made in the shooting, stabbing or bank robbery.