Category Archives: Pennsylvania

Killed – Man (Philadelphia, PA)

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Around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday, an 18-year-old man was shot twice – once in the head and once in the chest – at 7th Street and Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, according to authorities.

The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:47 p.m., according to police.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/New-Years-Eve-Murder-238350121.html

http://guncrisis.org/2014/01/01/one-teen-killed-three-teens-and-two-men-wounded-tuesday-night-as-philadlephia-counts-down-to-new-year/

Killed – Frank Petro (Saltsburg, PA)

Frank Petro

A Saltsburg man accused in the New Year’s Eve slaying of an Indiana County gun shop owner may have shot himself in the thigh as part of a bizarre plan to cover up a $130,000 extortion, prosecutors said Thursday.

Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty said he may seek the death penalty against Jack O. Edmundson Jr., 43, who is recuperating from the gunshot wound in UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh under a 24-hour police guard.

Edmundson, a former police officer, is charged with shooting Frank S. Petro, 62, multiple times in Petro’s Tunnelton shop, Frank’s Gun & Taxidermy, about 1:30 p.m., state police said.

Authorities said the video showed 43-year-old Jack Edmundson Jr. shooting 62-year-old Frank Petro four times inside the shop using Petro’s gun. Edmundson was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing Friday on charges including homicide, attempted arson and aggravated assault.

In an affidavit of probable cause, Trooper Robert Valyo said Edmundson tried to extort Petro of more than $120,000 in suspected illegal lottery winnings in October. Police wrote Edmundson was posing as an undercover detective investigating the illegal lottery ring and told Petro if he gave him the winnings, he wouldn’t criminally charge him.

“The tickets, from what we understand, appear to be legitimate tickets for different organizations. To the unwitting purchaser of the ticket, you have no reason to believe it’s not a valid ticket,” Dougherty said in January.

Officials confirm Edmundson was a detective in the Lancaster County area in the 1990s but was fired for stealing from evidence. Several officials confirm that he returned to the Indiana County area, where he one time worked as a deputy coroner and an officer for the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Officials also said he worked for various emergency medical services departments in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/5348236-74/attorney-district-edmundson#axzz3mIjrvSqq

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/coroner-called-to-shooting-at-gun-shop/23715272

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2014/01/01/Saltsburg-man-charged-in-shooting-death-of-gun-dealer/stories/201401010102

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/east/2014/01/02/Authorities-say-gun-dealer-s-shooting-death-may-be-part-of-an-extortion-plot/stories/201401020194

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/police-investigating-indiana-co-gun-store-shooting/

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Gun-Shop-Owner-Shot-Killed-In-Store-238359171.html

http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/5788151-74/edmundson-petro-death#axzz3mIjrvSqq

http://obituaries.triblive.com/listing/234184/Frank-S-Petro/

http://www.curranfuneralhome.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=62422

http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/content/frank-s-petro-62

Killed – Man (Philadelphia, PA)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon that left one man dead.

Police responded at about 3:30 p.m. to the 2100 block of W. Nedro Avenue in Ogontz.

Officers found the 23-year-old victim in the back seat of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

The victim was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/12/30/man-killed-in-ogontz-shooting/

http://6abc.com/archive/9376691/

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Man-Shot-Killed-in-East-Germantown–238066431.html

http://guncrisis.org/2013/12/31/guncrisis-philadelphia-updates-for-tuesday-12-31-13/

Killed – Carlos Ramos-Diaz (York, PA)

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Update, Tuesday
An autopsy today on the body of shooting victim Carlos Ramos-Diaz determined his cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds and his manner of death to be homicide, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

York City Police continue to investigate Ramos-Diaz’s death, but as of this afternoon, had not issued any updates.

Monday, Dec. 30

A fistfight between two men at a York party Monday morning resulted in the shooting death of a 19-year-old city man, according to York City Police.

About 2:06 a.m., police were called to a home in the 1000 block of East Philadelphia Street. As they began interviewing witnesses, police heard that the victim – later identified as Carlos Ramos-Diaz, 19, of York – had been taken to York Hospital.

Ramos-Diaz was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:40 a.m., according to York County Deputy Coroner Steve Cosey. An autopsy on his body is planned for this morning, Cosey said.

Ruben Delvalles-Vicente, 29, allegedly shot Ramos-Diaz at least twice as he was walking to a car to leave, said Captain Russell Tschopp, head of the city’s detective bureau.

Delvalles-Vicente, of 344 Smyser St., was arrested the day of the shooting and is charged with homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide, according to his charging documents.

http://www.ydr.com/crime/ci_24811621/police-man-shot-killed-overnight-york

http://www.ydr.com/crime/ci_27365838/dead-mans-fiancee-testifies-shooting

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/01/victim_hugged_shooter_begged_f.html

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/breaking/ci_24812389/one-dead-after-york-city-shooting

http://www.ydr.com/ci_24825407/friend-murder-victim-carlos-ramos-diaz-it-was

http://www.inyork.com/yorkcity/ci_26574072/through-listening-group-men-tackles-daunting-question-violence

http://fox43.com/2013/12/31/arrest-made-in-deadly-york-city-shooting-second-suspect-sought/

Killed – William M. Jackson (Harrisburg, PA)

William M. Jackson

HARRISBURG — The man who was fatally shot Sunday by Harrisburg police has been identified as William M. Jackson, 43, a West Hanover Township resident, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Monday.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick on Monday revealed the identity of the West Hanover Township man who was shot and killed Sunday by Harrisburg police. The man is William M. Jackson, 43.

An autopsy performed on Jackson revealed that he was struck with three bullets, and a fatal shot hit his spine, Hetrick added during a news conference at the coroner’s office here.

Jackson was shot around 4:50 p.m. at the corner of Schuylkill Street and Brensinger Alley. Police were investigating a suspicious Ford Ranger pickup truck in the area, authorities said.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/three_bullets_recovered_from_b.html

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/investigation_continues_into_2.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/police_shooting_harrisburg.html#incart_river

http://www.hooperfuneral.com/obits/obituary.php?id=438446

Killed – Patrice McIntosh (Philadelphia, PA)

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Police identified the Logan woman shot to death Sunday morning as Patrice McIntosh, 50.

Officers arrested her son Keenan McIntosh, 22, who lived with his mother on Old York Road near Courtland Street, and charged him with murder, resisting arrest and weapons offenses, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. McIntosh allegedly shot his mother once in the head.

The city’s 249th victim of the year lost her life inside of a house on Old York Road near Courtland Street around 9:06 a.m. today, police said. The 49-year-old woman was shot once in the head and pronounced on scene by medics. An arrest was made in the case but police have not released the names of the victim or the accused nor have they provided a motive for the slaying.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Police-arrest-son-in-moms-shooting-death.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Cops-Two-killed-three-critical-in-weekend-incidents.html

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/12/29/police-woman-shot-dead-inside-home-in-logan/

http://guncrisis.org/2013/12/31/guncrisis-philadelphia-updates-for-tuesday-12-31-13/

Killed – Man (Philadelphia, PA)

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At 12:44 a.m. today, police responded to Spruce Street near 60th where they found a 42-year-old man on the road who had been shot once in the back. That man, whose identity has not been released, was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m., according to police.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/Cops-Two-killed-three-critical-in-weekend-incidents.html