The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of killing two people inside a West Philadelphia bar over the weekend.
Police have identified the suspect as Tyheem Melton, of the 6400 block of Race Street. Melton is wanted in connection with the double homicide of Troy Wimberly, 38, and Crystal Shadding, 43.
According to homicide detectives, the incident happened on Friday, April 6 just after 1:30 a.m. inside the Corral Bar, at 5231 Market St. Police from the 16th District rushed to that location in response to a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found Wimberly and Shadding dying from gunshot wounds. Shadding, from the 7100 block of Theodore Street, was pronounced dead at the scene. Wimberly was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m.
Melton has a history of previous arrests and incarcerations for aggravated assault, drugs, driving under the influence, possessing an instrument of crime, and weapons offenses. Law enforcement authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with information concerning his location should call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335/3336 or just call 911.
In a second, unrelated murder investigation, police said that an argument led to a deadly early Sunday morning, April 8 shooting in West Philadelphia.
It happened in the 4000 block of Cedar Grove Drive at 5:48 a.m. Officers from the 16th Police District responded to a report of gunfire and when they reached the scene they found the victim on the ground dying from multiple gunshot wounds. He has been identified as Montague White, a 26-year-old Black male from the 800 block of North 38th Street. White was pronounced dead at the scene just before 6:00 p.m.
At the publishing of this article, no arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.
In another unrelated criminal investigation, police are looking into the cause of a shooting on the Schuylkill Expressway early Easter morning.
Investigators said it happened near the Montgomery Drive exit around 2:50 a.m. Police have identified the victim as Kareem El, 29. El was driving a silver 1997 Buick LeSabre eastbound on the highway when an unknown vehicle pulled up along its passenger side and someone inside fired several shots, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. El was pronounced dead, and the motive for the shooting remains under investigation, however authorities believe the victim was targeted.