Armed robbery suspect shot with his own gun
* Price Street near McMahon
An armed-robbery suspect is in critical condition after being shot with his own gun by the pizza-delivery driver he tried robbing in East Germantown last night.
Police Chief Inspector Scott Small gave this account:
About 8:15 p.m., a 33-year-old pizza-delivery driver was delivering an order when he realized the house he was supposed to make the delivery to was abandoned.
A man held the driver up at gunpoint and demanded his money and his wallet, Small said. The driver handed over his wallet, which contained $100, and began fighting with the suspect.
During the struggle, the delivery driver wrestled the gun out of the suspect's grasp. The driver shot the man once in his neck and once in his buttocks. Police found two boxes of pizza, a bag of food and the suspect's blood on the scene. The suspect, who police identified Monday night only as a 26-year-old man, was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition as of 10 p.m.
The driver drove back to the restaurant he works for, threw the suspect's revolver into a recycling bin in front of the place and called police. He wasn't injured.
Man shot dead in Kingsessing
* Malcolm Street
Police are investigating the shooting death of a man on his own block in Southwest Philadelphia. Rymeek Horton, 20, was shot twice in the head Sunday night in Kingsessing and pronounced dead at 8:17 p.m. at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said.
Investigators have not disclosed if they have established a possible motive in the killing.
* 24th Street near Morris
The woman who allegedly killed her boyfriend when she rammed him with a car after an argument early Sunday has been charged with murder, police announced yesterday.
Keisha Jones, 30, and Tyrone Taylor, 28, were fighting inside a 2002 Acura in South Philadelphia, police said, when Taylor stopped the car at 24th and Morris streets, got out and walked away. Cops said Jones then jumped in the driver's seat, drove onto the sidewalk and intentionally hit Taylor with the vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones also faces charges including involuntary manslaughter and homicide by vehicle.
The victim and Jones are from Kershaw Street near 53rd in West Philadelphia.
Man gave a cig, got robbed
* 77th Avenue near Ogontz
Police are hoping surveillance footage and help from the public lead to an arrest in an armed robbery in Overbrook on Nov. 13.
About 11 p.m., a 38-year-old man was inside a 7-Eleven on 77th Avenue near Ogontz, when another man asked him for a cigarette, police said. The victim gave the man a cigarette and left the store.
The man followed the victim home, pulled a handgun out on him and demanded money, police said. The robber took the victim's cellphone and cigarettes, then ran away.
The robber is described as a black man who is about 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds.
He was wearing a black jacket, a black hooded sweater, black pants and a white baseball cap. Police said the man was also carrying a gray sweatshirt.
Tipsters should call 215-686-TIPS.
2 men arrested
* Germantown Avenue
Two men were arrested Saturday in a carjacking and shooting that landed a 19-year-old woman and her 26-year-old boyfriend in the hospital Saturday morning.
About 2:40 a.m., two men walked up to a white, 2001 Mercury on Germantown Avenue near Indiana. One man - whom police identified as Tracy Briscoe, 18, of North Philadelphia - allegedly shot through the passenger-side window.
The woman, who was sitting in the passenger seat, was wounded in her left thigh. Her boyfriend was wounded in his chest and right arm, police said.
The two were able to get out of the car before Briscoe, and his 20-year-old accomplice, Kareem Long, jumped in the car and drove away, police said.
Both victims were taken to Temple University Hospital and listed in stable condition. The suspects were arrested shortly after the incident, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.
Briscoe, of 12th Street near Cambria, and Long, from 10th Street near York, face charges of assault, robbery and weapons violations, police said.