Suspect Arrested For Slashing Tires On More Than Dozen Vehicles, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A suspect has been arrested for slashing tires overnight on more than a dozen vehicles in Philadelphia. It happened on the 1800 block of South Street and the 1500 block of Spruce Street.

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Seventeen cars in all were targeted.

A 25-year-old suspect is in custody.

Group Of Teens Fracture Man’s Jaw During Attack In Old City, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are looking for a group of teens they say physically assaulted and attempted to steal from a man in Old City. The incident happened along the 300 block of Chestnut Street, just after midnight on Monday.

Group Of Teens Attack, Attempt To Steal From Man In Old City, Philadelphia Police Say

Police say a group of males and females, between the ages of 15 to 18, attacked the 32-year-old man and attempted to take his backpack.

The teens fled empty-handed, but the victim suffered a fractured jaw and other minor injuries.

If you have any information on this incident, call police.

Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In Frankford, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot multiple times and killed in the Frankford section of Philadelphia on Tuesday morning. Police say it happened on the 5300 block of Horrocks Street, shortly after 10:30 a.m.

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According to police, a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in the head, chest and leg.

He was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

No arrests and no weapon has been recovered.

Woman Shoots Boyfriend In Hospital Parking Lot, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man was shot by his girlfriend in the parking lot of Jefferson Torresdale Hospital following an argument on Wednesday night, Philadelphia police say. The shooting happened around 10 p.m.

According to police, the 30-year-old victim was arguing with his girlfriend throughout the day via text messages before encountering her in the hospital’s parking lot while visiting family.

Police say as the man approached the driver’s side of the suspect’s Lincoln MKZ, the 30-year-old woman pushed the door open and fired four shots, striking the man in the back.

The victim ran into the emergency room, while his girlfriend fled the location in her vehicle.

Police say the woman has been arrested and charges are pending.

The victim is listed in stable condition.

Former Professional Boxer Arrested After Pointing Gun At Tenant, Barricading Himself Inside Apartment, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former professional boxer was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at one of his tenants and then barricading himself inside his Strawberry Mansion apartment. Philadelphia police say 52-year-old Meldrick Taylor surrendered to authorities overnight.

He is accused of entering his tenant’s apartment on the 2700 block of West Lehigh Avenue and telling him to vacate the property.

After the 26-year-old refused, Taylor allegedly threatened to shoot him.

Taylor was arrested without incident. He has been charged with aggravated assault and other related offenses.

No one was injured.

16-Year-Old Boy Stabbed In Stomach, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 16-year-old boy has been hospitalized after being stabbed in the stomach in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. It happened on the 1200 block of Unruh Avenue, shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Police say the teenager was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. His condition is currently not known.

Police say an arrest was made.

Stay with for this developing story.

Mother Accused Of Abandoning 18-Month-Old Daughter Was Possible Victim Of Crime, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police held a news conference Monday about a mother they say abandoned her toddler in Kensington over the weekend. Police say 35-year-old Desiree Frederick handed the child off to a stranger and left.

Police said Frederick has not been charged and that it’s possible she was the victim of a crime. Authorities are now trying to determine if that’s the case.

Frederick was questioned for several hours at Special Victims Unit on Sunday. Officers tried to figure out why she left her child Saturday morning with a stranger for about 20 minutes and never returned. Police are still investigating.

Police released a photo of the 18-month-old girl late Saturday night in the hopes of finding her mother.

It took about a day-and-a-half before Frederick turned herself into police. Authorities declined to say what the mother told investigators during the time she was questioned, including why the toddler was left.

“We’re still trying to track just to make sure we don’t leave any stones unturned. We want to track the child’s whereabouts from the immediate time before the mom drops the child off, the time she was with the concerned citizen and the time police are flagged down. We have to nail that down, obviously, because we still have to explain, at some point, how the child got the scratches on the forehead and make sure nothing happened while the child was in the care of the person who ultimately notified us,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew.

The 18-month-old girl is now in the hands of other family members.

Nick Flacco’s Friends Allegedly ‘Dared’ Gunman To Pull Trigger, Philadelphia Police Say

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a dare to open fire may have led to the murder of the son of a high-ranking Philadelphia police official. Nick Flacco was gunned down over the weekend at FDR Park.

Police say friends of the victim allegedly “dared” the suspect to pull the trigger.

The 20-year-old Penn State student is the son of Philadelphia Police Internal Affairs Chief Inspector Chris Flacco.

Police say Nick Flacco was home celebrating his birthday Friday. On Saturday, after the Phillies’ big win, Flacco was tailgating with friends in FDR Park around 10 p.m. That’s when a fight broke out and a woman threatened to “call her man.”

The man came by, pulled out his gun and fired it into the air, but police say Flacco’s friends encouraged him to shoot at them because they didn’t believe the gun was real. At first, the man walked away, but the gunman later came back and fired at Flacco, leaving him for dead.

“I think this was just a matter of intoxication by alcohol, because who in their right mind would dare someone to shoot them,” said Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith.

“All these murders are ridiculous and senseless. Whether we know the individuals or not, we see the pain in the faces of these families each and every day,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross.

Investigators don’t know much about the suspect other than he was wearing a black hoodie.

Police say a $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Police are hoping the woman who called the shooter turns herself in.

‘Give Me All Of The Money’: Suspect Pretends Finger Is Gun In 7-Eleven Robbery, Philadelphia Police Say

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are looking for the suspect who robbed a Rhawnhurst 7-Eleven by pretending his finger was a gun. The robbery happened on the 1400 block of Cottman Avenue on March 12, around 2 a.m.

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Authorities say the suspect placed his hand in his jacket to simulate a weapon and said, “Give me all of the money.”

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Just before the demand, the suspect asked the worker for an electronic cigarette. The worker then opened the register and the suspect got away with $250 and fled the store. He was last seen heading east on Cottman Avenue.

If you have any information, contact police at 215-686-3153/3154.

2 Critically Injured In Kensington Double Shooting, Philadelphia Police Say

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two people were critically injured in a double shooting in the Kensington section of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Philadelphia police say the shooting happened on the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue around 1:30 p.m.

Police say a 30-year-old was shot in the head and a 25-year-old suffered gunshot wounds to the back and right arm.

Both were taken to Temple University Hospital and placed in critical condition.

Police say a weapon has been recovered.

No arrests have been made.

6-Year-Old In Back Of Vehicle Taken During Armed Carjacking, Philadelphia Police Say

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 6-year-old was in the back of a vehicle that was taken during an armed carjacking in the Germantown section of the city, Philadelphia police say.

Police say the carjacking happened at 75 East Walnut Lane around 5 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the child was in the backseat of the vehicle during the armed carjacking.

Police are searching for a 2006 Mercedes R350, that’s silver tinted all around.

The license plate is KLJ-6224.

Call 911 immediately if you have seen this vehicle.