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Police: carjacker pulled gun to stop owner from thwarting theft

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Police need your help finding an armed carjacking suspect in North Philadelphia.Surveillance video captured the suspect in action last Thursday on the 1400 block of West Susquehanna Avenue.When the victim confronted the carjacker, the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire at the victim, who was running away.If you recognize the suspect, you're asked to call police.

Philadelphia gas station owner divides city by hiring heavily armed guards

The owner of a Philadelphia gas station chain hired private security guards with semi-automatic weapons to guard his properties after several cases of burglary, carjackings and vandalism — a move that has divided the residents.Neil Patel, who operates 22 gas stations around Philadelphia, told local media that he was sick of the crimes being committed in the city and decided to hire security personnel who can now be seen around his gas station in Kevlar vests and semi-automatic guns.He reasoned that he wanted to keep his customers safe.He told Fox 29: “They are forcing us to hire the security,...

Police release surveillance video of child abduction suspect

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing a man wanted for the abduction of a 4-year-old child, who has since been found safe.The incident happened on November 28th in West Philadelphia. In the video, the man is seen wearing a black and green jacket. Police say the child was left in the back of a running car when the vehicle was stolen.The car has since been recovered.If you recognize the man in the video, you're asked to call police.

How police arrested man wanted for violent crime spree across Philadelphia area

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A suspect accused of a violent three-county crime spree has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery in Chester County. Zahkee Austin, 22, was escorted into a West Goshen police car Tuesday morning. CBS3 has learned more about the attempted homicide the Philadelphia man is suspected of and who tipped off investigators to his whereabouts.Austin has had a history with Philadelphia police. Officers found him at his mother's home in the city before he was taken to Chester County and arraigned on robbery charges. Eyewitness News was there as West Goshen police took Austin to a...

Driver charged in crash that killed Camden Catholic coach

GLASSBORO – A motorist faces criminal charges over a crash that killed his passenger here. Jamal Reed Jr. was charged with vehicular homicide and other offenses in connection with the death of 21-year-old Ciré Forman, authorities said. Reed, also 21, was driving a car that hit a fire hydrant and rolled over near South...

Editorial: The catastrophic consequences of Lawrence Krasner

When he first became Philadelphia’s Attorney General in 2018, Lawrence Krasner quickly became the most prominent spokesperson among a new wave of prosecutors who were setting out to repair the city’s ruptured criminal justice system. Once implemented, the new system would measure its success not by the number of convictions made or the length of prison sentences, but rather by the way it would dramatically reverse law enforcement practices that would hold police more accountable. Doing so, Krasner said, would restore the public’s trust in the law, restore the city’s violence-plagued neighborhoods, and dramatically reduce gun crime.

Woman dies after hit in the head with unknown object: Philadelphia police

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- Philadelphia police arrested a person after a woman was pronounced dead from an assault Tuesday morning in West Mount Airy. Police found a 31-year-old woman and say she was hit in the head with an unknown object after responding to a residence on the 600 block of Park Lane. A medic personnel pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Police say no weapon was recovered.