Homicide detectives in Philadelphia said they have made arrests in two weekend murders which, with a third unsolved one, increased the number of killings in the city this year to 287.
On Friday, Nov. 11, police in the 16th District were called to the 900 block of North 43rd Street in response to a report of gunfire. When they arrived at the scene they found the victim with shotgun wounds to the back. He has been identified as Titus Lowery, 28, of the same location.
Police later arrested a suspect who has been identified as Sidique Mansaray, 24, of the 1200 block of South 52nd Street. Mansaray has been charged with murder, weapons offenses and related charges.
The killing, said investigators, followed an argument.
Police from the 35th District were called to the vicinity of the 100 block of Fern Street in response to another shooting that happened Nov. 12 at 1:48 a.m.
The victim has been identified as Aaron Turner of the 1400 block of McDade Boulevard in Woodland, Pa. As of Tribune press time no motive had been established and no suspect were under arrest.
The third homicide happened on Nov. 13 in the 1300 block of East Hewson Street. Officers from the 26th Police District responded to a report of gunfire in the vicinity.
When they arrived at the scene they found the victim dying from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was identified as Shane Kelly, a 27-year-old white male from the 6300 block of Craston Street.
Police later managed to arrest a suspect who has been identified as Ryan McManus, a 20-year-old white male from the 2600 block of Spevia Street. He has been charged with murder and related offenses.
The shooting, investigators said, followed an argument.