KILLADELPHIA: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Sparks Street, Olney, Monday night, by JOE KACZMAREK

DAILY NEWS: IN A CITY where justice frequently is thwarted by a no-snitching culture, Rodney Ramseur did what others are too scared or too heartless to do: He spoke up and told what he allegedly saw, fingering a former friend at a court hearing last week as the gunman who shot a neighbor in 2010. But Monday night, someone gunned down Ramseur and his girlfriend as they sat in a springtime drizzle on the porch of his Olney home. Now, police are probing whether a retaliation-minded murderer targeted Ramseur for his role in helping authorities prosecute the neighbor’s slaying. “He was only outside 10 minutes. Somebody had to be waiting for him,” his stepfather, Christopher Hyman, 44, said Tuesday morning, as friends and relatives gathered to grieve at the family’s home at 3rd and Sparks streets. Hyman was inside watching basketball on TV when he heard the explosion of gunfire outside just before 8:30 p.m. Monday. He ran outside to discover Ramseur and girlfriend Latia Jones, both 21, shot multiple times in the head and chest. MORE