Fa­tal shoot­ing on Bridge Street

Sus­pect captured in Philadel­phia

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar and Evan Brandt gdun­bar@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com ebrandt@pottsmerc.com @GingerDun­bar on Twit­ter @PottstownNews on Twit­ter

Keyon La-Shawn Car­pen­ter, 21, wanted in the shoot­ing death of a 20-year-old man in the 200 block of Bridge Street Thurs­day night, was captured in Philadel­phia, po­lice an­nounced Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Car­pen­ter “was taken into cus­tody mo­ments ago with the as­sis­tance of Philadel­phia Po­lice and a U.S. Mar­shal team with­out in­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to a 4 p.m. an­nounce­ment on the Phoenixville Po­lice Face­book page. Car­pen­ter was taken to the Philadel­phia Homi­cide Di­vi­sion at 8th and Race streets for pro­cess­ing.

Po­lice said mul­ti­ple wit­nesses iden­ti­fied Car­pen­ter as the shooter Thurs­day night.

The shoot­ing oc­curred at about 9:45 p.m. Thurs­day when an ar­gu­ment be­tween two peo­ple erupted into gun­fire in the 200 block of Bridge Street, known as Chil­dren’s Plaza, killing Joshua Mitchell, 20, ac­cord­ing to Phoenixville Po­lice.

Po­lice be­lieve the two were ar­gu­ing when Car­pen­ter, a Phoenixville res­i­dent, re­port­edly pulled out a hand­gun and fired one shot at Mitchell and wit-

nesses. Mitchell at­tempted to run away and Car­pen­ter re­port­edly chased after him. After a short chase, Car­pen­ter al­legedly shot the Mitchell in the up­per body, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Mitchell was rushed to Phoenixville Hos­pi­tal, where he later died, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

Wit­nesses told po­lice that Car­pen­ter ran from the scene of the shoot­ing. Po­lice re­cov­ered a firearm from the area where the sus­pect ran, be­lieved to be the gun used in the fa­tal shoot­ing. The firearm had pre­vi­ously been re­ported stolen and the se­rial number on the weapon was par­tially oblit­er­ated, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Po­lice re­sponded for a re­port of shots fired on Thurs­day night in the area of Bank Street and Bridge Street. Upon ar­rival, of­fi­cers lo­cated a vic­tim with a sin­gle gun­shot wound.

The shoot­ing oc­curred in the pop­u­lar down­town area in Phoenixville, near the his­toric Colo­nial The­ater which was fea­tured in the 1958 movie “The Blob” and is the scene of an an­nual Blobfest that at­tracts thousands of vis­i­tors to the bor­ough.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Keyon Car­pen­ter was taken into cus­tody by po­lice Fri­day after a fa­tal shoot­ing in Phoenixville Thurs­day night.

BARRY TAGLIEBER — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

A 20-year-old man was fa­tally shot in Phoenixville late Thurs­day night. Po­lice tape cor­dons off the scene of the shoot­ing at the Chil­dren’s Plaza on Bridge Street.

BARRY TAGLIEBER — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gated the scene of a fa­tal shoot­ing that oc­curred on Bridge Street in Phoenixville Thurs­day night.

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