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Arrest Made in Deadly Thanksgiving Shooting

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    Arrest in Thanksgiving Murder

    A man was arrested and charged in the murder of a Philadelphia man last Thanksgiving. (Published Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016)

    An arrest has been made in the shooting and killing of a man in Philadelphia back on Thanksgiving.

    David Ramos Jr., 18, was arrested and charged with murder, robbery and other related offenses in connection to the shooting death of 21-year-old Ryan Kelly.

    On Nov. 26 shortly after 5 a.m. police responded to a radio call reporting a person with a gun on the 3500 block of Almond Street in Philadelphia. When they arrived they found Kelly on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:31 a.m.

    Ryan Kelly
    Photo credit: Family Photo

    "We don't know if this was an attempted robbery or not," said Philadelphia Police lieutenant John Stanford. "But at this point it seems that he was approached and shot by these males." 

    "I was in shock," said Austin Fleury, Kelly's friend and neighbor. "I really was. Especially him you know?"

    Kelly lived with his parents a block away from where he was found dead.

    Police later released surveillance photos of the men they believed were responsible for Kelly’s death as well as several other gunpoint robberies. The photos show the men using a stolen debit card inside a TD Bank Thanksgiving morning, according to investigators. Police also say the car in the photos parked outside the bank matches the description of a vehicle seen leaving after the shooting.

    Police later found the car they believe the suspects stole.

    The investigation led police to Ramos who was arrested without incident around 11:10 a.m. Saturday in the Frankford section of the city.

    Police have not yet revealed whether or not they're searching for more suspects in Kelly's death and the connected robberies.