Man Shot During Fight Over "Stolen" Cellphone Sale

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 1:20 PM EDT
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NBC10's Keith Jones reports that a father and a son are facing charges for allegedly confronting a person who sold them a stolen cellphone. The man is in critical condition after the son allegedly shot the man in the back.

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NBC10's Keith Jones reports that a father and a son are facing charges for allegedly confronting a person who sold them a stolen cellphone. The man is in critical condition after the son allegedly shot the man in the back.

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A father and son were arrested after police say they shot a man during a fight over the sale of a cellphone they say was stolen.

Police say that a 21-year-old man sold another 21-year-old man a cellphone for an undisclosed amount of money.

According to police, the seller didn’t realize the phone was allegedly stolen. He, however, eventually found out about the phone's past and demanded that the seller give him his money back.

The buyer brought his father to Ferndale and Kentwood Streets in Northeast Philadelphia about 9:45 p.m. Sunday to demand his money back. The seller refused to give the money back and that a fight broke out.

During the brawl, the seller allegedly began to attack the buyer’s father. At that point, the buyer shot the seller in the back, according to police.

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The unidentified man was taken to the hospital in "extremely critical" condition, according to investigators.

Both the buyer and his father, who also weren’t identified, were arrested.

No charges were announced.

 


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