Murders Week of June 26-July 2: 3
Murders This Week: 2
Murders This Year: 137
Due to the July 4 holiday weekend, this column covers homicides from July 1 through July 9. As of Monday, July 10, there were eight fewer murders this year than there were at this time last year.
A few more homicide cases were closed recently. On June 26, Horace Moye, a 26-year-old African-American man, turned himself in at police headquarters for the June 24 murder of Demone Jackson. On July 2, Natasha Sarchiapone, a 25-year-old Caucasian woman, was arrested for the June 23 stabbing of Russell Duckworth. Sarchiapone is one of at least eight women to be charged with a 2006 homicide. And on July 6, Kemoni Sterrette, a 15-year-old African-American male, was arrested for the fatal shooting of Justice Georgie during a robbery at Georgie’s wife’s hair salon on May 13. Sterrette is at least the fourth 15-year-old to be charged with a 2006 homicide and the 16th person under the age of 20 to be charged with murder this year.
Saturday, July 1
1:45 a.m. Sheldon Anderson, a 27-year-old African-American man, was found lying in a pool of blood in the 2700 block of Edmondson Avenue. He had been shot in the center of his face and was dead. This is the fourth murder on Edmondson Avenue this year.
Sunday, July 2
2:50 a.m. A police officer was driving in the 600 block of Cherrycrest Road in Cherry Hill when she saw a body lying in the street. When she got to closer, the officer found Kareem Foster, a 21-year-old African-American man. He had been shot in the right hip, the left side of his chest, and several times in the head. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center but died an hour later. This is the fifth murder in Cherry Hill this year.
Monday, July 3
11:30 p.m. A fight broke out on the porch of a house in the 4300 block of Glenmore Avenue near the northeast city line. Irvin Conley, a 24-year-old African-American man, went onto the porch with another man to break up the fight. Conley and the other man were stabbed. Conley, who was stabbed repeatedly, walked through the house and into the backyard, where he became unconscious. The other man tried to help Conley. Both men were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where Conley died at 4:17 a.m. the next day; the other man was treated and released.
Saturday, July 8
6:10 p.m. Elroy Long, a 20-year-old African-American man, pulled into the 400 block of Long Island Avenue in Beechfield. He stopped his car, and witnesses say he may have been reaching for a gun when someone opened fire on Long’s car, shattering the back window and hitting Long in the back. Long managed to drive to the other end of the block, where he stopped the car, got out, and collapsed. He was taken to Shock Trauma but died at 6:50 p.m. A loaded handgun was found in his car.
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