A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting deaths of a pregnant woman and her unborn child in North Philadelphia last week, police said Tuesday.
Razique Bumpas of the 4000 block of Maywood Street in Juniata Park also was charged with robbery and weapons offenses in the deaths of Ishan Charmidah Rahman, 39, and the baby she carried, who died after being delivered by an emergency C-section.
A 40-year-old man who was wounded in the Friday evening attack remained in critical condition, police said.
The woman was in the passenger seat of a Chevrolet van when the shooting occurred on Ninth Street between Dauphin and York Streets about 5:55 p.m., police said. Rahman was shot in the chest, and the driver also was hit in the chest and the left shoulder.
Despite his wounds, the man drove to Temple University Hospital, where Rahman, of East Germantown, died shortly after arrival.
Police did not say what led them to Bumpas or if robbery was the only motive.
He also was charged with first-degree murder of an unborn child, two counts each of criminal conspiracy, and related crimes.
Court records show Bumpas was out on bail in an aggravated assault case when the shooting occurred. It was not immediately clear whether that case was in any way related to the shooting.
According to the court records, Bumpas was arrested Feb. 18 and charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and false imprisonment stemming from an incident that occurred Feb. 12. He was released the same day after posting 10% of $30,000 bail. Details of that case were not immediately available.
He was held without bail in the new case and faces a March 11 preliminary hearing.