Homicide detectives said that an argument appears to have been the motive behind the fatal shooting of the son of an off-duty Philadelphia Corrections officer in the Frankford section of the city.
On May 20 just after 10 p.m. in the 1200 block of Adams Avenue, 15th District police responded to a report of a shooting. When officers arrived at the scene they found Edwin Pagan, 26, suffering from several gunshot wounds to the groin and torso. The father, whose name has not been released by authorities, was wounded on the left wrist. Both men were taken to Temple University Hospital where Pagan was pronounced dead at 11:33 p.m. and the father was treated and released.
The incident remains under investigation, and no suspects are under arrest at the publishing of this story.
In another unrelated homicide investigation, police say they have no motive yet and no suspects in another deadly shooting that happened in Southwest Philadelphia, also on May 20.
At 4:52 a.m., officers from the 12th District were called to the 900 block of Conestoga Street in response to a report of gunfire. When they arrived at the scene, they found the victim on the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and body. He was identified as Ikean Elliott, 22, of the 2700 block of Diamond Street. Elliott was pronounced dead at the scene.
In another unrelated criminal investigation, federal authorities have indicted two men for multiple robberies in Philadelphia.
Jackson Doggette, 21, and Marvin Gibson, 38, are charged with robbery which interfered with interstate commerce and related firearm charges. According to the indictment, the defendants brandished a handgun while robbing the Metro PCS store, located at 3613 Germantown Avenue, on August 24, 2011, of approximately $50; the Metro PCS store, located at 3154 N. Broad Street, on September 9, 2011, of approximately $850; and the Rite Aid store, located at 810 S. Broad Street, on October 18, 2011, of approximately $2230.