A Chinese immigrant who was attacked in his take-out food store in West Oak Lane died last Thursday, March 15.
Jicun Wu, 44, was the owner of the Bo Shing takeout restaurant in West Oak Lane. On the morning of June 8, 2010, Wu was allegedly attacked by Malik Niblack, 21, who lived in the vicinity of the store on 66th Avenue near Uber Street. Niblack allegedly attacked Wu following an argument with the victim’s wife over a dispute of 25 cents the previous month. Niblack allegedly punched and then kicked Wu at least 10 times, severely damaging his pancreas and intestines.
Niblack pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison. Now the Philadelphia District Attorney is waiting for the medical examiner to determine whether murder charges will be filed against him.
“At this point, we’re waiting on the ME’s ruling,” said District Attorney spokesperson Tasha Jamerson.
In an unrelated murder investigation, police said an argument was the motive behind a deadly shooting that happened on Saturday, March 17.
At 7:51 p.m. in the 1800 block of Wyla Street, police officers from the 9th District responded to a report of a person with a gun. When officers arrived at the scene they found the victim dying from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Mark Raddy, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medics. At the filing of this story, no arrests have been made and the investigation continues.