North Philadelphia

Police Apprehend Man Underground After Deadly Street Shooting

Police could be seen leading a man from underground after a deadly street shooting near North Broad Street

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SEPTA briefly slowed Broad Street Line trains Tuesday morning as police searched for a gunman who appeared to escape into the subway in North Philadelphia.

David Cobb, 51, was shot in the head and killed along Chew Street, near North Broad Street in the Fern Rock neighborhood, around 8:45 a.m., Philadelphia police said. Cobb was having a conversation with someone at the time.

A large police presence could then be seen descending on the area near SEPTA’s Olney Transportation Center. SEPTA’s Broad Street Line service was briefly delayed during the police investigation.

A short time later, police officers could be seen leading a man out of an underground emergency exit in handcuffs. A gun was recovered, police said.

A person in handcuffs could be seen being taken by Philadelphia police from an underground emergency exit along North Broad Street after a Tuesday morning shooting nearby.

Police later identified the suspect as 31-year-old Phillip Turner. He was charged with murder, robbery and weapons counts and held without bail. Online court records don't list an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

"All this shooting and killing, this is ridiculous, it's all over," neighbor Shirley Campbell said.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence. Further information can be found here.

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