Arrest Made in Supermarket Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Arrest Made in Supermarket Shooting

Police have not released the suspect's name but say he's charged with robbery.

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    Philadelphia Police arrested a man who they say is connected to last week's double shooting at a grocery store in Hunting Park.

    On Sunday, March 18, police say an armed man who they identified as Edward Friedland, entered the La Familia Supermarket on the 3300 block of N 5th Street in what they believe was a robbery attempt.

    Police say Friedland and the store owner, Antonio Monegro, exchanged gunfire resulting in both men being struck.

    “The gunman then fled the store,” said police Capt. James Clark. “Both the gunman and the store owner, both of their guns were left on the scene.”

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    Investigators say Rafael Ramos del Valle, 26, was inside the store during the time of the shooting. Ramos del Valle picked up Monegro’s gun and chased after Friedland, according to police.

    He was then shot and killed by another man on 5th Street and Sedgley Avenue, according to police.

    “He was shot several times in the back,” said Captain Clark. “Then the male stood over the top of him and fired one more shot, striking him in the head.”

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    Friedland was later arrested at a local hospital. Monegro was treated for a stomach wound.

    On Monday, March 19, police released surveillance video of a man who they believe was connected to the shooting.

    The person of interest is a thin Hispanic male between the ages of 18 and 25. 

    In the video he is wearing a blue baseball cap and white T-shirt. He is also spotted entering and leaving the store several times before the robbery takes place.

     Credit: Philadelphia Police 

    “It looks like he’s a customer but we believe that he’s an accomplice and or a lookout,” said Clark.
    Police are offering a $20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

    No word yet on whether the suspect arrested is the same person spotted in the video. Police have not released the suspect's name but say he's charged with robbery.