1. MAN FOUND FATALLY SHOT IN NE PHILLY BASEMENT
Jose Diaz, 33, of Bleigh Avenue near Glendale Avenue, in Northeast Philadelphia, was found in the basement of his home on Christmas Eve, fatally shot once in the head, according to police.
"There was no sign of forced entry," said Officer Tanya Little, police spokeswoman, so "detectives believe it was a known doer."
Police said that Diaz left a party after receiving a phone call, and went home, where he was found and pronounced dead shortly before midnight.
His BMW was stolen, and later found by police at a different location.
It had been set on fire.
Anyone with information that might help police should call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or 9-1-1.
2. GERMANTOWN HOMICIDE ON CHRISTMAS EVE . . .
James Battle, 37, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen on Christmas Eve on Chew Avenue near Washington Lane, in Germantown.
Battle, who lived on Brinton Street near Chew Avenue, was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m. Police have no suspects and no motive.
3. AND ONE ON CHRISTMAS MORNING
About 4 a.m. on Christmas morning, Tyree Young, 24, was fatally shot near his home on Stockton Road near Price Street, in Germantown.
"He had an argument with a friend of his, which resulted in a physical altercation and ended in his death," said Officer Tanya Little, police spokesperson.
Young suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the chest and neck. The 26-year-old suspect was arrested and is in police custody.
4. POLICE SEEK ASSAILANT WHO SHOT MAN SHOT IN FACE IN SW PHILA.
Police are still searching for the person who shot a 39-year-old man in the face Thursday night on Felton Street near Cedar Avenue, in the Cobbs Creek area of Southwest Philadelphia.
Police said that the victim attempted to drive himself to the hospital but officers found him stretched over a bar table a few blocks away on Catharine Street near 62nd.
He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he is still in critical condition.