Police are asking the public's help to identify a gunman who shot a security guard in the neck last week at a West Philadelphia gas station.
The victim was inside the Sunoco A-Plus gas station on Girard Avenue near 38th Street at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 15 when he overheard a "disturbance" and decided to intervene, according to police. The guard did not work for Sunoco; rather, he was a customer, police said. The guard confronted the unruly man causing the disturbance, and the man left the station. But he returned within minutes and pointed a gun at the guard, police said. When the guard tried to leave the store, the gunman shot him in the back of the neck. He then rifled through the victim's pockets and stole his cell phone, police said. The guard was treated at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania and is recovering.