PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Crime scene investigators collected shell casings from the 2100 block of East Firth Street Monday night. Just hours after a neighborhood argument ended with a 16-year-old boy being shot in the head by a man who witnesses say tried to intervene in a fight.
The 16-year-old was apparently involved in an argument with a girl when it turned violent. Neighbors say when a worker at a rubber company on the block attempted to stop the argument, he was attacked by several teens. He went inside and came out with a gun, then fired three shots from a 9.mm handgun, striking the teenage victim from over 100 feet away, according to witnesses.
Police rushed the 16-year-old to Temple's trauma unit where he was clinging to life Monday night. Moments later, police took the suspect into custody. Police say the weapon was recovered from the scene. Just after 5, detectives entered the rubber company, then left with a camouflage backpack.
The alleged shooter was later identified as 31-year-old Alexandro Doroshenko. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, VUFA, and related offenses.
Two weapons were taken from the man.
Police searched for surveillance camera video in the area near the shooting. Neighborhoods and contractors working in the area were clearly upset at the violence that left the victim in critical condition.