Student robbed on northern end of Main Campus

A suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing a Temple student on Diamond Street near Broad late Monday morning, according to a TU Advisory.

The TU Advisory was sent out at 12:51 p.m. and said that at 10:45 a.m., a student reported being robbed on Diamond Street and shortly after, police arrested a person matching the description of the offender and a weapon believed to be used by the suspect.

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Shots fired west of Main Campus

A 19-year-old man is in the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head west of Main Campus late Wednesday night, police said.

Deputy Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone said that at 11:20 p.m., the man, who is not affiliated with Temple, was shot in the head on Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 17th Street. Leone said that Philadelphia Police took the victim to Temple Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a black man wearing a black hoody, white t-shirt, blue jeans and a green hat. He was last seen heading south on Bouvier Street from Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Suspect shot by police after gunfire erupts overnight

Police shot a man who fired at Philadelphia and Temple Police officers overnight, according to a TU Advisory sent out by the university.

The advisory email, which was sent at about 6:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, said that the incident started after an motor vehicle accident near Ninth and Norris streets overnight. One of the vehicles fled the scene and, after hearing gunfire from the area, Allied Barton security officers called for police units to respond.

Philadelphia and Temple Police officers responded and were fired upon by the suspect. Philadelphia Police chased the man into the Norris Homes community, according to the advisory, where he allegedly fired at police, who subsequently shot and disabled the suspect.

The suspect is currently being treated at Temple Hospital.

Check back with The Temple News later for more on this incident.

America’s Most Wanted stops by Temple

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Of course it does.

The production crew from America’s Most Wanted, the long-running FOX program, completed filming an episode Monday in sections of North and South Philadelphia for an upcoming show to be aired this Saturday.

AMW’s star John Walsh and crew were on hand Monday afternoon at 15th and Norris streets trying to trace steps of a runaway fugitive, Marshall “Munch” Thomas, 19, who critically shot and wounded Adrian Schultz in front of a Temple security booth on May 13, 2008.

The Temple News had breaking coverage of the shooting here, here and here.

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Breaking News: Philadelphia Police officer shot in North Philadelphia

A Philadelphia Police detective is hospitalized in stable condition at Temple Hospital after being shot in the leg this afternoon near Germantown and Indiana avenues, about two miles northeast of Main Campus.

Police have not identified the officer, but said he is 42 years old and a 20-year veteran detective. According to police, the officer’s unit was serving a warrant for a man wanted in connection with an October 2008 shooting when a suspect opened fire.

The officer returned fire and shot the suspect, police said.

On Feb. 13, Officer John Pawlowski was shot to death in the line of duty near Broad and Olney streets in North Philadelphia.

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Broad & Susquehanna

The Temple News is reporting a 25-year-old male was shot at Crown Fried Chicken at the corner of Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. The fast food restaurant is across the street from White Hall.

A black male sustained gunshot wounds to both legs and is in critical condition at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia Police told The Temple News. No arrests have been made. Eyewitnesses said an altercation at the restaurant ended in gunfire.

Stay with The Temple News and for continued coverage on this breaking story.

SEPTA police strike made official


After a day of negotiations, SEPTA police officers have made good on their promise to strike.

The Fraternal Order of Transit Police has not been able to reach an agreement with SEPTA officials regarding the wages and benefits of FOTP members.

SEPTA released a statement earlier today, which says the tentative agreements monitored by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mediation were approved by SEPTA officials, but not by the FOTP.

Since negotiations began yesterday, SEPTA, Mayor Michael Nutter and the Philadelphia Police Department have been assuring riders that security will not diminish due to the strike.

SEPTA officials hope to resume discussion with the FOTP soon, as they feel “this strike was totally avoidable.”

Photo courtesy of CBS3.

Shooting at 15th and Norris streets

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The Temple News broke the story of shots fired at 15th and Norris streets.

Reporter LeAnne Matlach took photos from the scene, where an 18-year old, non-Temple affiliated female was shot in the chest. As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, there is no word on her identity or condition.

No one else, including the security guard in the kiosk that was shot, was injured in the shooting.

Stay with The Temple News for continuing updates.