KILLADELPHIA: Shooting The Messenger


It’s true, says Christopher Pearo. When you think you’re about to die, your life really does flash before your eyes. Pearo, 36, a newspaper-delivery driver for the Daily News and Inquirer, had just been robbed of $15 by two assailants and shot in the neck as he deposited papers yesterday in a locked drop-box at a deli at 64th Street and Buist Avenue, Southwest Philadelphia.

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RELATED: A 27-year-old man, who police said was one of the group, was beaten to death sometime early yesterday and left for someone else to find. Police found his body when they were called to the vacant Croydon Apartments on 49th Street near Locust about 6 a.m. He had been beaten and kicked to death. The slaying, the city’s 186th of the year, happened about three hours after another man was shot to death in an unrelated incident in Strawberry Mansion, police said.


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