Quakertown man, 20, fatally shot in Philadelphia

Aug 19, 2010 Full story: The Morning Call 61

A 20-year-old Quakertown man released from jail in April was shot to death in an apparent robbery in a residential neighborhood of North Philadelphia Tuesday night, Philadelphia police said Thursday.

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yusef

Perkasie, PA

#1 Aug 19, 2010
no surprise
Not Surprised

Quakertown, PA

#2 Aug 19, 2010
A Qtown kid going down to the Badlands to play in those guys' sandbox is really asking for it - I don't even care why he was down there in the middle of the night - no common sense. He might as well been chum for the sharks.
lisa m

Sellersville, PA

#3 Aug 19, 2010
you people are sick,,, he may have made some bad decisions in the past,, but give the family and his brother a break,, your in our thoughts.
Wake Up

Quakertown, PA

#4 Aug 19, 2010
lisa m wrote:
you people are sick,,, he may have made some bad decisions in the past,, but give the family and his brother a break,, your in our thoughts.
This is the same idiot who was busted in a drug deal gone bad late at night in the Qmart parking lot not that long ago. It's on one of these threads.

No loss here.
Name Unknown

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#5 Aug 20, 2010
lisa m wrote:
you people are sick,,, he may have made some bad decisions in the past,, but give the family and his brother a break,, your in our thoughts.
I feel bad for his family and brother but this is mother nature's way of natural selection.

If someone's dumb enough to go to that area of Philly at night and ends up getting killed, they'll no longer be able to reproduce and have dumb kids.
info

Quakertown, PA

#6 Aug 20, 2010
You people all need to get a life! Give it a rest! He made a mistake, he didn't deserve to die! Now go back to your little petty and perfect lives and leave this family alone to grieve their loss!
FionaMcManus

Hillsborough, NJ

#7 Aug 20, 2010
Im glad that God himself chose you people as worthy to judge this man. To his family I am so sorry and my deepest sympathy.
Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
don't legnthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now
He set me free.
quakertown-resid ent

Sellersville, PA

#8 Aug 20, 2010
God Bless this young man's family as they bury their son. That is tragic.

It is sad that this young man has passed and some of the people on this thread have nothing but negative things to say. How about getting angry at the savage that shot him. Just because you are in a city does not mean you deserve to get shot.
Not Surprised

Quakertown, PA

#9 Aug 20, 2010
I'd like the "I should have the right to visit any bad neighborhood in any big city in the middle of the night without fear of bad guys" people test that same logic as an American tourist in Aghanistan's mountains or on Somalia's beaches. Let's see how long you last - loss of human life is always tragic and obviously he nor anyone else deserves to be murdered but c'mon as a lesson to others thinking about doing something familiar: KNOW YOUR ENVIRONMENT a.k.a. have some street smarts. You go into a place like that and you're gambling, plain and simple.
q-town

Coopersburg, PA

#10 Aug 20, 2010
This is tragic and sad and I pray for this family in their time of need. Jake did not have a chance to learn from this, but maybe his friends who are into the same behaviors will learn from this. This life will get you nowhere so get out of it while you can. Stop bringing these drugs into our town and give our young children a chance to grow up decently here. You know who you are. Again, I am not saying Jake deserved this, because nobody deserves this, but lets all learn from this and God bless this family
lisa m

Sellersville, PA

#11 Aug 20, 2010
no one deserves to die,,, and everyone makes mistakes in their lives,,,
just wow

Perkasie, PA

#12 Aug 20, 2010
He was in the temple area of the city at a decent time at night. You people are brutal.
OMG

Quakertown, PA

#13 Aug 20, 2010
just wow wrote:
He was in the temple area of the city at a decent time at night. You people are brutal.
That's NORTH PHILLY...bad place to be after dark!
Tim

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#14 Aug 20, 2010
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>That's NORTH PHILLY...bad place to be after dark!
Minding your own business ,Walking down the street is nothing to fear,In North Philly.I guess it depends what roads you are traveling when there at night.If your doing something you shouldn't be stay out to avoid this.The same crap happens here just not so isolated.Also we don't have as many people making guns. A little less relevant.Not downing crime just saying it could happen anywhere.
qtownres

Sellersville, PA

#15 Aug 20, 2010
Just let the family grieve. No matter what the circumstances they have lost a son and brother.
OMG

Quakertown, PA

#16 Aug 20, 2010
Tim wrote:
<quoted text>
Minding your own business ,Walking down the street is nothing to fear,In North Philly.I guess it depends what roads you are traveling when there at night.If your doing something you shouldn't be stay out to avoid this.The same crap happens here just not so isolated.Also we don't have as many people making guns. A little less relevant.Not downing crime just saying it could happen anywhere.
"Nothing to fear" in North Philly? Get real!

It's going to happen much more frequently in Filthadelphia than here in Quakertown!

The guy was caught up in a drug deal gone bad, that's all.
OMG

Quakertown, PA

#17 Aug 20, 2010
just wow wrote:
He was in the temple area of the city at a decent time at night. You people are brutal.
Would you take a walk around there at night...looking for drugs? Not me!
Richland Resident

Absecon, NJ

#18 Aug 21, 2010
I hope that this young man's brother learns something from all of this. Maybe he was down there for a good reason, maybe not. In recent years his life had gone off path and he and his friends had made wrong choices. We had all hoped that he would turn himself around. Unfortunately he will not get that chance. I feel for his family and loved ones, but can't help to wonder if he had lead his life differently would he still be among the living? May he find some peace now.
Just The Truth

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

#19 Aug 21, 2010
just wow wrote:
He was in the temple area of the city at a decent time at night. You people are brutal.
The only place in the Temple U. area that's safe at night is along Broad St. That's because no drug dealers sell along there.
qtownres

Sellersville, PA

#20 Aug 21, 2010
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>The only place in the Temple U. area that's safe at night is along Broad St. That's because no drug dealers sell along there.
The Temple campus itself as a whole is listed as one of the safest campuses in the nation. You have Philadelphia police, Temple police and Transit police. That doesn't mean no crime happens there. Let's say we leave this family alone to grieve their loss, lets be human beings.

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