Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mark DeShields, 29, of West Philadelphia, fatally shot in Chester

  Mark DeShields, 29, of West Philadelphia, was close to completing his court-ordered sentence at a local halfway house when he was shot and killed early Jan. 27 in Chester.
 According to police, DeShields left Minsec, a halfway house located in the 200 block of East 12th Street, at 4:30 a.m. to take his wife to work. He had reached 12th and Madison streets, about one block away, when someone opened fire, striking DeShields.
 Police responding to shots fired found him on the sidewalk outside of the Madison Grille. He was rushed to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:14 a.m., according to authorities.
 The homicide, the second for the city and the third for the county in 2012, is under investigation by city Detective Robert Whitaker (610-447-7813) and county Detective Edward Kazlo (610-891-4700).


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