Suspect identified in NE Philadelphia killing

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Police have named a suspect in the murder of a man in Northeast Philadelphia.

Khalil Walker-Shabazz, 21, of the 3200 block of Cottman Avenue is wanted for the murder of 25-year-old Jerry Edwards, of the 6700 block of Oakland Street, back on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Edwards' body was found inside a car parked in a common driveway behind the 7500 block of Brous Avenue.

Police were called at 5:23 a.m. for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived they found Edwards slumped behind the wheel, shot in the chest. The driver's side window of the car was smashed out.

This is normally a pretty quiet community. Neighbors and police alike say gunfire is uncommon, let alone a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPDTIP (773847) or through phillypolice.com.

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