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Suspect in Shooting of Star B-Ball Player Surrenders



    James Cole turned himself in. He is a suspect in a Brewerytown triple shooting last month. (Published Sunday, May 4, 2014)

    A man accused of shooting three people, including a star basketball player, surrendered to police on Saturday, according to officials.

    On Saturday, around 3 p.m., police announced that 20-year-old James Cole turned himself in.

    Investigators say Cole was the gunman who opened fire back on April 23 on the 2500 block of W. Thompson Street in the Brewerytown section of the city.

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    Cole allegedly pulled up in a black vehicle and fired shots, striking 19-year-old Devin Bullock and two 22-year-old men.

    According to police, Cole had been in an intense argument with one of the 22-year-old victims two days prior to the shooting.

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    While Bullock was not the intended target, investigators say he suffered the worst injuries in the shooting. Bullock was struck in the right thigh and groin. One of his legs was amputated and he is currently in a coma. The other two victims are stable.

    After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Cole turned himself in on Saturday, according to police. He is charged with three counts of attempted murder and other related offenses.

    Bullock is a Senior at New Media Technology school and has several college scholarships for basketball, according to his family.

    "They took his heart," said his sister, Crystal Evans, while in tears. "He loves basketball. He worked so hard, he was so dedicated. Dedicated to being a man. Dedicated to being a leader and being an example. They took that from him."

    Teachers and students have organized a drive to help Bullock and his family with medical expenses. You can visit to donate money for his recovery.

    The school will also hold a fundraiser for Bullock on May 27 at 209 Leedom Street in Jenkintown, Pa. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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