Philadelphia Daily News
2nd man arrested
in Kensington slaying
* Hewson Street near Blair
A second man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man during an attempted robbery in Kensington over the weekend, police said.
Meanwhile, a service is set for this morning for Shane Kelly, of Mayfair, a pharmacy-technician specialist at Jefferson University Hospital. Kelly, 27, was fatally shot about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after he and his girlfriend were confronted by a pair of robbers.
Police first arrested and charged Ryan McManus, 20, of Sepviva Street near Huntingdon in Kensington. He was charged with murder, robbery and related offenses in the slaying.
On Wednesday, Richard Smith, 19, of Eyre Street near Memphis, Fishtown, was arrested and charged in the robbery- killing.
The Spirit of the River Wards, a community newspaper, reported that hundreds of people turned out Monday night for a candlelight vigil for Kelly at Belgrade and Hewson streets and heard his girlfriend, Maryelise Doyne, ask for prayers for him.
A Funeral Mass is set for 10 a.m. today at St. Martha Catholic Church, 11301 Academy Road.
McManus and Smith, both jailed without bail, are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 30.
* Franklin Mills Boulevard
Police are looking for a man who allegedly carjacked two senior women at knifepoint in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia and forced them to withdraw $700 from their bank accounts.
Investigators are studying surveillance video in an effort to identify the assailant.
The victims, women ages 68 and 66, were not physically harmed during the ordeal.
Police gave this account:
The women were getting into their car at the Wal-Mart about 8 p.m. Tuesday when the man grabbed the younger woman and forced her into the front passenger seat. Climbing into the rear passenger seat, the thief held a knife to the younger woman and ordered the other one to drive. He also warned them not to look at him.
They drove to two banks, but found them closed, before the man ordered them to the Wells Fargo Branch, on Street Road near Wine Avenue. There, the women withdrew $700 from the drive-through ATM. The bandit then ordered the older woman to drive to the Franklin Mills Pathmark parking lot, where he took their car keys, cellphones, credit cards and whatever cash they had in their purses before walking away.
The women found the keys behind the supermarket and drove back to a residence, where they called police.
The carjacker is described as a white man, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 9, and 160 to 190 pounds.
He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, a baseball cap, sunglasses and dark pants with a white stripe on the seam.
Police said the weapon was a kitchen-type knife.
for allegedly shooting at cops
* Elwood Street near
A West Philadelphia man was arrested yesterday morning by cops looking for the gunmen who fired at police when they caught him breaking into a car Wednesday morning in Logan.
James Ceaser, 30, of Girard Avenue near 50th Street, is expected to be charged with aggravated assault and related charges in the shooting.
No one was injured in the shooting, which triggered a major manhunt. A man who was mistakenly taken into custody during the manhunt was released Wednesday evening.
Northern Liberties gunman sought
* Bodine Street near Fairmount Avenue
Police posted surveillance footage of a man they're seeking in an attempted armed robbery and shooting in Northern Liberties early Tuesday morning.
About 2:45 a.m., a 29-year-old man was walking outside after having dinner and watching a football game at a bar.
"He was on his way home; really no one else was out on the street," Lt. Patrick Dougherty, of the Central Detective Division, said.
A gunman approached the victim and demanded money. He fired a single shot before the victim could respond, and ran off without taking any of the man's money or other belongings, police said.
The victim was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in critical condition with a neck wound. He was listed in serious condition yesterday.
Police said the description the victim gave of the shooter matches that of a man who police saw on several surveillance cameras in the area around the time of the shooting.
The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5 feet 11 and 190 pounds. He wore a black cap, a hooded sweatshirt and a jacket, and was last seen running on American Street toward Poplar, police said.
Police ask anyone who sees the man to call 9-1-1 immediately. Tipsters also can call the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093.
Man dies in apparent accidental shooting
* 51st Street near
Police are investigating an apparently accidental fatal shooting in Wynnefield last night.
About 7:35 p.m., two friends were in an apartment on 51st Street near Lebanon Avenue when a gun discharged and wounded a man in his shoulder.
He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was pronounced dead about an hour later, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division. The bullet may have traveled through the man's shoulder into his chest, police said.
Police were still on the scene at 9 p.m., and were unsure of the victim's age or what led to the gun being fired.