Teen Charged in Murder of 14-Year-Old Boy in Mayfair

More than a week after a teenage boy was gunned down in Philadelphia's Mayfair section during an apparent robbery attempt, Philadelphia Police announced charges against a fellow teenager.

Philadelphia Police
Samir Price

Samir Price, 19 turned himself into Philadelphia homicide detectives Tuesday to face murder charges in the killing of 14-year-old Ian Wilsey, said Philadelphia Police. Price is charged with murder, robbery and other related offenses.

Loved ones are mourning a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia Monday night. NBC10’s Denise Nakano has the details.

Wilsey was on the 6200 block of Brous Avenue at 9 p.m. on Nov. 28 when at least one gunman opened fire. The teen was struck three times in the chest and torso. Donna Dressler, a Mayfair resident, found him lying on the ground moments after the shooting.

Ian Wilsey

"I was down the basement, I heard 'pop, pop, pop,'" Dressler said. "I quick, ran out the door and I wasn't expecting to see a young kid laying down like that."

Wilsey, who would have turned 15 in a few weeks, died a short time later. The teen was not from the immediate area where he was killed but he had an address connected to a home in the neighborhood.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said it appeared that Wilsey was the victim of a robbery. Investigators spoke to the 16-year-old Wilsey was with in an attempt to find out if the boy was targeted.

Wilsey attended Northeast High School. Friends and family gathered last week for a vigil in his memory.

"He was very tight with me, and somebody took him," wailed mom Kelly Wilsey.

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