Weekend violence has claimed three lives in the city.
On Saturday, Anita McKeithan, 47, was stabbed in the chest at 3:42 a.m. at 4400 N. Franklin Street. She died on the scene at 3:57 a.m. Tanya Locks, 44, was charged with her murder. Police say the stabbing followed an argument.
On Saturday, Kevin Drinks, 50, was shot at 6:25 p.m. at 900 N. Watts Street. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Hanhemann Hospital, where he died at 6:35 p.m. Police have no motive and have made no arrests.
On Saturday, Caliek Ruffin, also known as Jason Ruffin, 28, was shot at 6:43 p.m. in the back alley of 200 S. Alden Street. Ruffin sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he died at 9:48 p.m. The motive is unknown.
A multiple shooting has left two victims admitted to Temple University Hospital and a third treated and released. It occurred on Saturday at 4:51 p.m. at 2800 N. Taney Street. A 14-year-old male was shot in the chest. He is in critical but stable condition. A 19-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to his left hip. He is in stable condition. A 21-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to the hand and has been treated and released. A motive is unknown.
A 47-year-old man was shot in the scrotum by police Friday night after he fled a traffic stop and pointed a gun at an officer.
According to published reports, police said Albert Jones of Collom Street near Germantown Avenue, was a passenger in a car driven by Tyrone Beaufort, 48, when they were pulled over for a traffic violation.
Police found a .45-caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number in the small of Beaufort’s back. As he was being handcuffed by one officer, another officer went to question Jones, who was in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle, police said. Jones fought the officer and fled north on 16th Street. During the chase, Jones pulled out a .38 caliber revolver and leveled it at the officer, inciting him to shoot Jones three times in the groin area, police said.
Jones, who has nine prior arrests, was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was in stable condition Sunday. He was charged with aggravated assault and firearms offenses. Beaufort has 22 prior arrests and was charged with firearms violations, police said.