Warrant issued in fatal Grays Ferry shooting
* Corlies Street near Dickinson
A warrant has been issued for Shekinah Williams, 28, of Point Breeze, who was allegedly involved in a shootout Friday that killed Clarice Douglas - a 45-year-old bystander - and critically wounded Hakeem Burley, 23, whom police named as a second suspect.
Douglas was shot in her head as Williams and Burley ran down the street shooting at each other, police said.
While police were at the hospital, Burley, of South Philadelphia, arrived with gunshot wounds to his arm and side. Police determined that he was one of the two shooters, and Williams was identified as the second suspect this weekend. Police did not disclose why Burley and Williams were shooting at each other.
Williams, 28, is 5 feet 3, weighs about 125 pounds and has brown eyes, police said. He lives on Sears Street near 21st. His record dates back to 2000 and includes charges for reckless endangerment and assault, according to court documents. Burley's record dates back to 2004 and includes charges of weapons violations, robbery and other counts, according to court documents.
After being treated for his injuries, Burley was arrested on charges of carrying an unlicensed firearm and carrying a gun in public. He is being held in the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $250,000 bail, according to court documents. Burley's preliminary court hearing is scheduled for May 8.
A $5,000 reward is available for a tip leading to Williams' arrest. Tipsters are asked to call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-8477.
Police identify man found slain
* Salford Street near Market, West Philadelphia
Police identified a homicide victim found Sunday night in a vacant house in West Philadelphia as Curtis Butts, 45, of Race Street near 64th. He had been shot in the chest and the right knee.
The timing of the shooting is under investigation, but the body had not decomposed, police said.
Tipsters should call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334.
Cop assaulted during car stop
* 2nd and Linton streets, Olney
An officer was assaulted Monday night in Olney during a car stop, police said.
The officer stopped a car about 7:15 p.m. and the man inside, who was armed with a handgun, got out and threw a few punches at him, then tried to run off, police said.
Police arrested the driver about a block-and-a-half away. The officer suffered cuts to his face, mouth and hand during the altercation, cops said, and was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center. He was expected to be treated and released.
in brick attack
* Mole Street near Wharton, Point Breeze
Police arrested two people who they believe brutally beat a parking attendant with a brick and robbed him last month.
Arrest warrants were issued Friday for Ronald Moore, 37, and Tamika Wilkins, 36, and police said they were nabbed without incident in Point Breeze at 10 p.m. Sunday. They were being questioned by detectives Monday.
Asrat Mamo, 30, was working as an attendant at a lot on Locust Street near 13th the night of April 4, when cops said the pair accosted him, severely beat him in the head with a brick and robbed him of $100 cash. Mamo was critically wounded in the beating.
Moore and Wilkins face charges including aggravated assault and robbery.
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