Victim IDed after weekend homicide in Point Breeze

Victim IDed after weekend homicide in Point Breeze
Philadelphia Police Department

Police have identified the victim of a homicide that took place Friday afternoon in Philly’s up-and-coming Point Breeze section.

Twenty-six-year old Jessie Williams, of the 5400 block of Wissahickon Avenue, was gunned down just before 4:30 p.m. Friday along the 2000 block of Wharton Street, police said.

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Police officers from the 17th district responded to reports of a shooting and found Williams shot inside his 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He was transported to Jefferson Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries at 5:06 p.m.

According to police, another male –whose name is not being released –was also inside the vehicle at the time – a 26-year old who suffered minor injuries to his face and head as a result of Williams’ Jeep crashing into two parkedcars. The male was transported to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Not much later, another shooting victim with a gunshot wound to his finger was identified along the 1200 block of Point Breeze Avenue. Twenty-six year old Tysheed Davis, of the 2200 block of Wharton Street, was transported to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital and was listed in stable condition.

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Police said that Williams was shot by Davis, and Williams returned fire, shooting Davis in the finger.

Two weapons were reportedly recovered from both scenes – one from inside Williams’ Jeep and another from the highway. Davis is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, firearms offenses and related offenses.

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