1CHESTER DOUBLE-HOMICIDE SUSPECT IDENTIFIED
Chester police have identified the alleged shooter in a September double homicide as Brian "Itchy" Selby, 40, who is known to frequent the Highland Gardens neighborhood.
Selby is accused of fatally shooting Tyrone Thompson, 27, and Thompson's nephew, Jeffery Joyner, 19, on Sept. 5 on Kane Street near Culhane in Chester. Selby is described as a 40-year-old black man, about 6 feet and 180 pounds. The U.S. Marshal Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Anyone with information on Selby's whereabouts is urged to call the U.S. marshal at 866-865-8477 or Chester Police Detective Joseph McFate at 610-447-8428. Tips can also
be made at 610-447-7810.
23 PEDESTRIANS KILLED
IN 14 HOURS
Three pedestrians were killed by motorists - one of whom was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants - within a 14-hour period from late Wednesday morning to early yesterday, Philadelphia police said.
About 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Joseph Ellerkamp, 71, of Vandike Street near Cheltenham Avenue in Wissinoming, was struck by a 50-year-old motorist driving a 1992 Ford when he crossed Cheltenham near his house, police said. Ellerkamp died at Hahnemann University Hospital from head trauma about 4 p.m., police said. An investigation is ongoing, but the driver was not immediately listed as facing any charges.
At 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, Patrick Tierney, 60, of Lawndale Avenue near Shelmire, was hit by a 23-year-old man driving a 2003 Chevy Impala when he tried to cross Cottman Avenue near Dungan Road in Rhawnhurst, police said. Tierney was pronounced dead at 5:26 p.m. The driver was not immediately charged with any crimes, police said.
In the final fatal accident, police said, Tyrell Graves, 23, of Bridge Street near Summerdale Avenue, was struck by a 1999 Audi being driven by Tricia Miller on Roosevelt Boulevard near Bridge Street, in Summerdale, about 12:40 a.m. yesterday. Graves was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. at Albert Einstein Medical Center, the result of severe head and body trauma, police said. Miller, 39, was arrested for homicide by vehicle while DUI, involuntary manslaughter and related charges, according to police.
32 SHOT IN CHESTER
Two men were shot in separate incidents in Chester on Wednesday night, and one of them remained in critical condition yesterday. About 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Karam Purnell, 34, of Chester, was found with multiple wounds to his face and chest in front of a house on Hayes Street near Mary, police said. He was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where he was in critical condition yesterday. No arrests were made.
Earlier in the evening, about 6:45, Norman Heir, 19, of Chester, told police he was robbed of his MP3 player and shot in the foot by two men on Tilghman Street near 6th. Heir was listed in stable condition at Crozer Chester, according to police.
4COPS DETONATE BENSALEM BOMB
Bomb-squad officers detonated a bomb left outside a bank in Bensalem yesterday morning in what is being treated as an attempted robbery, officials said. About 8:30 a.m., an employee at the M&T Bank on Street Road found a gift-wrapped box in the vestibule and a note indicating it was bomb, cops said. Bomb-squad officers detonated the device and no one was injured, officials said. No arrests were reported.