Tri-state police blotter: Overnight shootings, robberies, beatings and chases

    Philadelphia police are investigating the shooting of a 10-year-old boy, an armed man killed in Frankford and a 24-year old man killed in Kingsessing, Authorities in Delaware are looking into the shooting death of a man in Wilmington.

    Area officers are also investigating the robbery of a North Philadelphia Dunkin Donuts and the beating of a New Jersey woman.

    Suspects in an overnight police chase have been apprehended and are being treated for injuries.

    Three suspects are also now in custody for the beating and robbery of a Delaware County deliveryman.

    Full details ahead.

    A boy, reported to be 10 or 11-years old, was shot once in the leg while trying to protect his younger brother at about 10 p.m. on Friday near 11th and Norris streets in North Philadelphia. A male sitting on a bike opened fire on another male who was in a nearby apartment, reports ABC6. The second male returned fire. After hearing the shots, the victim ran to protect his 2-year-old brother who was playing outside at the time. The 2-year-old was not injured, but his brother was struck by a stray bullet and taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital. According to NBC10, the victim is listed in stable condition.

     

    Officers shot and killed a man in Frankford at about 2 a.m. early this morning. According to authorities, the officer came across an armed man running down the street. After a chase, the man allegedly pointed his gun at the officer who then shot him once in the head, reports ABC6.

     

    Police are investigating the murder of a 24-year-old man who was shot multiple times. The shooting occurred on the 1800 block of South Yewdall Street in the Kingsessing section of the city. The victim was taken to the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead, suffering from gunshot wounds to the back, abdomen and elbow, reports CBS3.

     

    Police are still confirming the identity of the man who was shot once in the chest and killed in Wilmington, Delaware, overnight. The victim, in his late 20s or early 30s was taken to Christiana Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time after the shooting, reports Delawareonline.com.

     

    At about 5 a.m. this morning, two armed men allegedly robbed a Dunkin Donuts at 9th and Girard. According to ABC6, police report that the men were wearing masks and carrying shotguns. They entered the store demanding money and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

     

    Police responded to the 911 call of a New Jersey woman who was severely beaten with a baseball bat while lying in her bed at around 5 a.m. this morning, reports ABC6. The West Berlin resident reported that she was sleeping when someone broke into her home and began attacking her. The victim, who is in her 50s, was taken to Cooper University Hospital and is in critical condition.

     

    A third suspect in custody in last week’s DelCo deliveryman beating and robbery. While making a delivery on Tuesday night, a Delaware County pizza deliveryman was approached by three men. According to NBC10, the men began beating the victim, but didn’t demand anything. Finally when he told them to ‘take the money’ they complied, getting away with $170 and the victim’s car. The suspects led police on a chase, but crashed the car off of I-95 in Chester. Two of the suspects were arrested on the scene. The third turned himself in on Friday.

     

    A police chase that left three people injured began as a bar fight, early Saturday morning. Police responded to a bar fight in Darby, Delaware County at around 1 a.m. When officers arrived they found that the suspects had fled the scene, reports ABC6. The vehicle continued towards Southwest Philadelphia when the driver lost control around 84th Street and Bartram Avenue. The vehicle struck another car and rolled over, sparking a fire in the process. The suspects were taken to the University of Pennsylvania and treated for minor injures.

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