Police Release Sketch Of Immigrant Murder Suspect


WPVI: The suspect is described as a black man, between 19 and 21 years old. He is said to be skinny with dark skin, standing about six feet tall. He was wearing a blue baseball cap, and was wearing a green polo shirt with an orange polo logo, blue jeans and house slippers. MORE

PREVIOUSLY: A Temple University student and West African immigrant was shot in an attempted robbery this morning in a Southwest Philadelphia park because he did not understand the gunman’s commands, police said. Mamadou Makadji, 22, was pistol-whipped and shot once in the chest around 1:12 a.m. in Elmwood Park, said Philadelphia Homicide Capt. James Clark. Makadji was declared dead a short time later at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Makadji and two friends were sitting on a bench in the park, at 71st and Buist Avenue, when a lone gunman approached and “announced a robbery,” Clark said. Because of the language barrier, Makadji did not understand what the gunman was saying. The robber pistol-whipped and shot Makadji when he did not comply fast enough with his commands, the captain said. MORE

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