Police yesterday arrested two men in connection with the shooting early Sunday that wounded Officer Ashley Hoggard and three other men outside a bar in North Philadelphia. More arrests are pending, police said.
"We're not going to stop until everyone involved is in custody," said Lt. Frank Vanore, a police spokesman.
The suspects were identified as Dwayne Robinson, 23, of Langdon Street near Levick, in Oxford Circle, and Joseph Cebollero, 22, of Cambria Street near 12th, in North Philadelphia. Vanore said that Robinson is suspected of shooting Demetrius Dixon, 38, outside the Franchise Sports Bar at Broad and Somerset streets. Also wounded were Kevin Curtis, 32, and Frank Whitmore, 31. The city closed the bar Monday.
Police said Robinson was arrested yesterday morning at the Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert streets, where, according to court records, he was due in court on charges stemming from an assault in February. Robinson also faces trial in an alleged aggravated assault that occurred in August, according to court records.
In the Sunday shooting, Robinson is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, weapons violations and related offenses, police said.
Police said that after Robinson fired the shots that hit Dixon, he passed the gun to Cebollero, who is charged with illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction.*