Police: Man, 49, arrested in connection with deadly West Philadelphia shooting

Man killed in West Philadelphia

Philadelphia police have made an arrest in connection with a West Philadelphia shooting that claimed the life of one person early Sunday morning.  

Authorities say 19-year-old Emilio Alvarado was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. when he was brought to Lankenau Medical Center by a private vehicle around 12:30 a.m.

He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and leg, officials say. 


Police say several shell casings were later found on the 500 block of North Simpson Street in connection to the fatal shooting.

According to officials, 49-year-old Jabbar Shank, who lives on the same block the shell casings were found, was arrested at his home on Monday. 

(Philadelphia Police Department)

Shank faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault, simple assault, voluntary manslaughter and related charges.