Teen dies of gunshot
Police officers on patrol heard gunshots and saw a large crowd running on York Street near 16th in North Philadelphia just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
In the street, they found a man, later identified as Kareem Shaw, 19, wounded in the back. Shaw, who lived on the block where he was shot, died at Temple University Hospital at 10:10 p.m.
Man slain in South Philly
Police found a man who had been shot in the chest and leg at a home on 21st Street near Titan in South Philadelphia yesterday.
The man, whose name wasn't released, died at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania just before 5 a.m.
Cops: We told him to drop gun
Police fired multiple times at a 25-year-old man on Dearborn Street near Race, West Philadelphia, who they say refused their requests to drop his gun.
Ian Abott Long, 25, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a chest wound and was reported in stable condition. He was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.
Police had ordered Long to drop his gun, but he instead turned and pointed it at police, cops said. An officer fired at Long, but missed.
Backup officers saw him fleeing and Long then pointed his gun at them. This time, the officer didn't miss.
While police were in the area investigating they found a man with a gunshot wound in of a home on Dearborn Street.
Police are looking into the possibility that the man they wounded was responsible for that shooting, investigators said.
Girl says pervert touched her
A 7-year-old girl told police that she was in a grocery at 5401 Akron St. on Saturday, May 22, when a man approached her, touched her inappropriately over her clothing and then walked out of the store. The man was described as black, 25-30 years old, 5 feet 9, wearing a white T-shirt, dark pants and a red Phillies baseball cap.
Anyone with information about him is urged to contact the police Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3251, or call 9-1-1.
No bail in sex-tourist case
U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Golden nixed a request yesterday by Kenneth Schneider, 45, an international lawyer-businessman facing sex-tourism charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with an underage Russian boy between 1998 and 2004, to overturn a magistrate's decision denying him bail while he awaits trial.
Schneider, who grew up in Chester County, was arrested in Cyprus in March and brought to Philadelphia last Friday. He pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
'Topless' stir at Rehoboth
Rehoboth Beach in Delaware isn't a topless beach, but a few transgender individuals caused a stir by treating it like one.
Police say passers-by complained after the individuals, who have male genitalia but who have surgicaly enhanced breasts, removed their tops over Memorial Day weekend.
A lifeguard asked them to put their tops back on. They initially refused, but covered up before police arrived.
Even if they hadn't, though, Police Chief Keith Banks notes they were doing nothing illegal.
Since they have male genitalia, they can't be charged with indecent exposure for showing their breasts.
Jail for real-estate cheat
Roman Fitzmartin of Doylestown was sentenced to three years in federal prison yesterday in connection with a fraudulent real-estate-investment scam that cheated investors of almost $873,000.
Fitzmartin, 36, had pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud on March 1.
Carjackers get 15 years
Two men were sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in connection with a string of armed carjackings in Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2007.
Authorities said Jakuba Janneh, 31, of Philadelphia, and Unisa Kamara, 21, of Dale City, Va., both natives of Sierra Leone, admitted two counts each of carjacking and brandishing a firearm during carjackings in Havertown and Montgomery Township on Nov. 14, 2007.
A third defendant, Omaru Sannoh, a Liberian native who had been living in Yeadon, was to be sentenced today.
- Staff and wire report