Cops: Man shot; he fired at us
A man was wounded by police last night, after he fired at two cops in North Philadelphia. The man, whose name police did not identify, ran off when two narcotics cops tried to stop him near 22nd and Cambria streets about 10:20 p.m., said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
A brief chase ensued, and the man pulled out a semiautomatic weapon and fired at the officers, Small said, adding that police returned fire, wounding the man in the leg and arm.
He was admitted to Temple University Hospital in stable condition, Small said. The officers were not injured and the gunman's weapon was found at the scene, Small said.
Gunfire kills 1 in E. Mt. Airy
An unidentified man was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a rear driveway on Sharpnack Street near Boyer in East Mount Airy at about 12:10 yesterday morning.
He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center at 12:35 a.m. Police had no suspects yesterday.
Slain man, 22, from S. Philly
A man who was fatally shot early Thursday morning was identified by police yesterday as Joseph Addison, 22, of Sigel Street near 22nd in South Philadelphia.
Addison was shot in the chest and leg by two gunmen with assault rifles who charged him as he was standing with a group of people on 21st Street near Titan in Point Breeze. He was pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 4:48 a.m. Thursday.
Police yesterday were still searching for the assailants.
For those a few credits short
High school seniors who are a few credits short of being able to graduate can register today for SLAM Dunk, a free, four-week summer program provided by the school district.
Students can earn up to three credits by completing courses they failed.
There are three one-hour registration sessions today at Benjamin Franklin High School, Broad Street near Spring Garden, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program itself will run at most of the district's high schools.
Badges of Honor run is today
The Badges of Honor memorial 5K run will begin at 9 this morning at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park.
The race was started to raise money for families of fallen public-safety employees such as police and firefighters.
On-site registration will be available at 7 a.m. for $35 at 4231 Avenue of the Republic in Fairmount Park.
- Staff and wire reports