1COPS: CASINO SCAMMERS BUSTED
Huan Quan Yu, 59; Jiehui Huang, 49; and Raymond Li, 57, all of New York, were arrested after a weeklong investigation by Delaware State Police that began after Delaware Park Casino employees and surveillance footage caught on to the trio's alleged card-counting scheme.
The men face charges of criminal mischief, conspiracy and attempted theft, and officials suspect that the three are linked to a larger cheating network based in New York City and San Francisco.
Li and Huang were arraigned, released on bond and court-ordered against entering Delaware casinos. Yu posted bond, but is being held in connection to gaming crimes authorities say he committed in Pennsylvania, and was sent to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington.
2MAN KILLED IN S. PHILLY
Police are seeking suspects after someone gunned down Karim Carter, 22, in South Philadelphia early yesterday.
Carter was found near 5th Street and Washington Avenue just after 2 a.m., with wounds to his abdomen and right thigh, police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said.
He died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital at 2:44 a.m.
3$1 LED TO SHOOTING
An armed mugger, irate that his victim had just $1 to offer, shot the man in the stomach in Germantown early yesterday, police said.
Two robbers approached the man, 21, and his 19-year-old friend just before 3 a.m. at Chelten and Chew avenues Officer O'Brien said.
The victim was listed in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
UPDATE: MAN CONVICTED
OF KILLING 2 DRUG DEALERS
Kyree Slocum, 37, who fled to Egypt after gunning down two rival North Philly drug dealers in 2008, yesterday wailed at the top of his lungs moments after being escorted from the courtroom where a jury convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder.
Slocum faces a penalty hearing starting this morning that will end with the same Common Pleas jury voting to sentence him to either death or life in prison without parole.
Slocum was convicted of the Oct. 23, 2008, murders of Barry Johnson, 33, and Rubin Rasheen Eason, 28, inside a rowhouse on Marshall Street near York. After the killings, Slocum, of Cambridge Street near 38th, fled to Augusta, Ga., then to New York City, where he flew with a fake passport to Cairo, police said. Tips from an informant led to his capture in May 2009.
- Staff reports