And that's why you don't point a gun at a cop

* 16th Street near Dauphin

A 47-year-old man was shot in the scrotum by police Friday night in North Philadelphia after he fled a traffic stop and pointed a gun at an officer, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman.

Albert Jones, of Collom Street near Germantown Avenue, was a passenger in a car driven by Tyrone Beaufort, 48, when they were pulled over for a traffic violation, Evers said.

Police found a .45-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number in the small of Beaufort's back, Evers said. As he was being handcuffed by one officer, another officer went to question Jones, who was in the passenger's seat of the vehicle, police said. Jones fought the officer and fled north on 16th Street, police said. During the chase, Jones pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and leveled it at the officer, inciting the cop to shoot Jones three times in the groin area, Evers said.

Jones, who has nine prior arrests, was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was in stable condition yesterday, police said. He was charged with aggravated assault and firearms offenses. Beaufort, of Lambert Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue, has 22 prior arrests and was charged with firearms violations, police said.

He's shot dead behind workplace

* Watts Street near Poplar

A 50-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting in a furniture truck in North Philadelphia Saturday evening, police said.

Kevin Drinks, of Oakmont Street near Summerdale Avenue, was parked behind a furniture store when he was shot three times in the chest about 6:26 p.m., police said. A family member said Drinks worked at the Underground Market Furniture store, on Broad Street near Girard Avenue.

Triple shooting injures 3 teens

* Taney Street near Cambria

A triple shooting in North Philadelphia Saturday evening left a teenager in critical condition, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was shot once in the chest, a 17-year-old boy was shot once in the hand and a 19-year-old man was shot in the hip and abdomen about 5 p.m., police said.

All three victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, where yesterday the 14-year-old was critical, the 19-year-old was critical but stable. The 17-year-old was treated and released, police said.

Woman, 47, fatally stabbed

* Franklin Street near


A woman was fatally stabbed inside a Hunting Park home early Saturday, according to police.

The 47-year-old victim, whose identity had not been released pending family notification, was found dead with a single stab wound to her chest about 3:45 a.m.

Police could not immediately confirm reports that a man was arrested in the stabbing.

Man, 28, dies from head wound

* Alden Street near Locust

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in a West Philadelphia backyard Saturday night, police said.

The victim, whose identity had not been released pending family notification, was shot once in the head and several times in the chest and legs about 7 p.m.

Two teens killed in DUI hit-run

* Chester Pike,


A Chester man was driving under the influence and without a license when he hit and killed two teenagers in Glenolden Friday night then fled, police said.

The teens, Michael Taylor and Mark McNeill, both 15, were crossing Chester Pike about 9:35 p.m. when Maurquis Thompson, 19, who was fleeing a traffic stop for speeding, ran a red light and hit the boys, according to court documents.

Taylor died at the scene and McNeill was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he died Saturday.

Following the crash, Thompson fled and tried to ditch the car but was spotted by police and taken into custody, court documents said. Police said Thompson smelled of marijuana and when they searched the car he had been driving, they found a bag of marijuana and an empty glass bottle in a paper bag.

Thompson, who was driving his girlfriend's vehicle in the crash, has been charged with two counts of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and related offenses.

Owner killed at his gas station

* 9th and Kerlin streets, Chester

The longtime owner of a Chester gas station was fatally shot early Friday at his business, according to police.

Mohammed Fareed, 56, of Bucks County, was found with gunshot wounds to his torso about 4 a.m. near the gas pumps at his A-Plus Sunoco station, police said.

Fareed was initially able to speak with responding officers, but later died from his injuries police said. Tipsters are urged to call Chester police at 610-447-8431.

- Stephanie Farr