Man shot three times on Ivy St.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 AM
A heated argument led to a Philadelphia man being shot three times late Friday night on Ivy Street, the authorities said.
It was the 15th shooting incident in the city since early summer.
Jimmy Thames, 24, of 408 Austin St., was struck twice in his left arm and once in his right collarbone after getting into an argument with another male, Police Investigator Fredesz Moore said.
The other male, whose name was withheld, is being sought as a suspect in the case, Moore said.
Thames and the other male were standing in front of a residence on 614 Ivy St. when they got into an argument about 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Moore said.
"The argument got heated and the suspect pulled a gun on Thames, firing three times," he said.
Thames was taken to the University Medical Center in Jackson where he was listed in stable condition.
Pior to this incident, the latest shooting occurred on Nov. 10 when Michael Griffin was shot once in the stomach while in the front yard of his home on 261 Davis St. Anthony Seales, of South Lewis Avenue, Lot 39, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.
Police charge that Griffin initially fired shots at Seales. Three bullets struck a Mercury Grand Marquis which was left abandoned on Davis Street, Moore said.
Of the 15 shooting incidents nine people have been charged including Seales.
Kelvin McDonald, 22, of 379 Loper St., was charged with manslaughter last week in connection with the Oct. 31 shooting death of Samuel Grady, 28, of 10520 Road 747, while in the parking lot of the Philadelphia Apartments off Pearl Avenue behind Burger King.
Wilshaun McAfee, 31, of 222 Martin Luther King Dr., was charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling after one of six bullets he allegedly fired during an assault on another man landed in a classroom at the Exhibit Hall Head Start Center on Carver Avenue on Oct. 14, authorities said.
Marquai Kirkland, 22, of 424 Evergreen St., was charged with the attempted murder of Robert Yarbrough, 37, of 256 Adams St. on Sept. 20.
Joshua Henley, 23, of 10792 Road 410, was charged with aggravated assault in a Columbus Avenue shooting which occurred near the Woodland Hills Drive intersection on Aug. 7.
Sutanga Cypress, 31, of 461 Myrtle St., was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the July 8 shooting of Clara Triplett at the east Myrtle home he shared with friend.
Elijah Foster, 19, of 1510 Garland Ave., Detroit, Mich., was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and Ken Thomas, 21, of 250 Adams St., was charged with simple assault and possession of a stolen firearm, in connection with a June 30 shooting outside a popular nightspot on Atkins Street.
Randy Moncrief, 32, of 723 Fox Ave., was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the shooting of David McCarty and Mason Lewis outside a residence on east Myrtle Street on June 16.
McDonald was also charged with shooting into a house on Adams Street on Sept. 26.
Each of the cases has been turned over to the District Attorney's office.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, a group of residents held a "Stop the Violence" march as a sign of solidarity and unity in the wake of these recent shootings.
The event drew a crowd of around 50 people who marched along such streets as Loper, Lewis, Chestnut, Martin Luther King, Adams, Carver, Davis, Bell and Adkins where most of the shootings have occurred, he said.
After the march, a short program was held at Booker T. Washington football field with comments from friends and relatives of some of those affected by the recent violence.