A 23-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting a man to death as he drove a minivan on a Juniata Park street early last month.
Court records show that Lawrence Brown, who lives in the same ZIP code as where the fatal shooting occurred, was arraigned Sunday on charges including murder, illegal gun possession and related offenses. He is accused of fatally shooting 38-year-old Cornelius Mines, of Front Street near Tioga in North Philly, while Mines drove a Honda Odyssey in Juniata Park the afternoon of Nov. 4. The shooting, police said at the time, caused Mines to crash into another van. Mines died behind the wheel of several gunshot wounds to his torso.
Investigators at the time said an argument sparked the shooting. It was unclear what the nature of that argument was.
Brown was denied bail and is being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing Dec. 31.
Court records show that Brown has previously been arrested on gun and drug charges.