Philadelphia Homicide Detectives have arrested three men in connection to the fatal shooting of an Exxon Gas Station attendant in Tacony, last week.
According to Philadelphia Police, 38-year-old Chiheam Jones, 25-year-old Robert Miller-Crafter, and 21-year-old Keyon Vincent have all been charged with:
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Tampering with Evidence
- Unlawful Taking
- Receiving Stolen Property
Philadelphia Police say they received a 911 call just after 4 a.m. on Tuesday January 17th after reports of a shooting at the Exxon Gas Station on the 7100 block of Torresdale Avenue.
When police arrived they found an unresponsive Indian male employee laying on the ground behind the counter with gunshot wounds on his back. Medics pronounced him on the scene at 4:10 a.m.
67-year-old Siboram Patro was familiar to officers who patrol the area and well respected in the community.
“The incident was captured on interior surveillance cameras, which police and homicide detectives did view. You clearly see three males enter the customer area, then they force the door to the office where the cash register is. After they force the door, they attack the clerk. You can see the three males struggling with the clerk,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
Police say the three suspects removed fled after removing the cash register.
The day after the shooting, PHL17’s Brejamin Perkins spoke to a long-time resident of Tacony, who was shocked to hear about the shooting. “It used to be really nice up here, you know you could walk, you could leave the doors open in your house, but not anymore. Now you gotta lock everything up. You gotta be careful where you buy gas.. it’s crazy”