First assessment head named
Mayor Nutter yesterday recommended Richie McKeithen, who directs property assessment in Washington to serve as the city's first chief assessment officer.
If approved by City Council, McKeithen would start work July 1 to develop a new assessment office and fix the city's legacy of inaccurate property evaluations. McKeithen's salary will be between $130,000 and $140,000, Nutter said. Voters last month voted to abolish the embattled Board of Revision of Taxes and replace it with an office to do assessments and a board to hear assessment appeals.
Police wound cop-car shooter
A man, 33, was shot and wounded by police last night after he fired at a police officer's vehicle in North Philadelphia, cops said.
Police said three officers were in the area of Edgley Street near 22nd looking for a homicide suspect. At about 7 p.m., they saw one of four men on the corner hand a gun to the 33-year-old, police said.
When the officers approached, the suspect fired several shots at the officer's vehicle, cops said. The officers got out of their car and fired back. The man was shot in the left thigh and abdomen and was in stable condition at Temple University Hospital.
Man killed in Kensington
An unidentified male in his late teens to early 20s was shot and killed yesterday afternoon at Huntingdon and Howard streets in Kensington, police said. The young man was shot multiple times at about 12:30 p.m. and pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital, police said.
Man charged with rape of girl
A man who is charged with raping a 10-year-old girl Tuesday morning in a Bensalem apartment is behind bars after police found him hours later hiding in the woods near the Franklin Mills Mall.
Police said Jermaine Jackson, 37, who goes by the street name "Maniac," attacked the child in his apartment in the Creekside Apartments on Knights Road. He locked the victim and a witness in a bedroom before fleeing.