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Suspect who fatally shot innocent bystander in attempted retaliation killing in Montgomery County charged

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A teenage suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of an innocent bystander in the fall of 2022 has been arrested, officials say. According to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele, 19-year-old Damien Wilson of Norristown was arrested by U.S.

Marshals on Thursday without incident at a residence on North Cecil Street in Philadelphia. Wilson was sought in connection with a murder that took place on the afternoon of October 7, 2022, per police. Officials say officers responded to the 800 block of Arch Street for reports of a shooting and found 47-year-old Anthony Vitelli suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.  Related Police say the 18-year-old is also wanted on a second warrant in connection with the aggravated assault of his ex-girlfriend at a residence in Norristown that took place at the end of August.Vitella was later pronounced dead at Paoli Memorial Hospital, according to authorities. Eight 9MM fired cartridge casings were discovered at the scene, police say. Investigators say surveillance videos show Wilson running and firing a gun at his intended target, who was identified as Christopher Hall. According to authorities, text data, interviews and cell phone records revealed Wilson had an "issue" with Hall related to a July shooting in Norristown where Wilson was sho tin the leg. Steele says evidence shows Wilson was attempting a retaliatory killing that resulted in Vitelli's death. "We are working to interrupt this cycle of violence in Norristown and elsewhere in Montgomery County to make our communities safe from these senseless killings by young men with guns," he said. Wilson has been charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder and related charges. 

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'Targeted murder of a mother': Woman fatally shot in front of son in drive-thru lane of Cheltenham Dunkin'
CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A criminal investigation is underway after police say a woman was found dead outside a Dunkin' in Cheltenham Township Tuesday morning.SkyFOX was live over the scene as a heavy police presence gathered around a taped-off drive-thru.The shooting happened outside the Dunkin' on Cheltenham Avenue in the Melrose Shopping Center.According to authorities with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office and the Cheltenham Township Police Department, the woman was identified as Rachel King, 35 of Elkins Park. Officials say officers were dispatched to the Melrose Shopping Center for a report of a shooting around 7:39 a.m., and arriving officers discovered King in the driver's seat of a black Ford Edge, dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say King's car came to a rest in the drive-thru lane. According to investigators, King was traveling west on Cheltenham Avenue when she turned into the shopping center and pulled into the Dunkin' drive-thru lane. Shortly after, a light-colored sedan, believed to possibly be a Ford or Mercury, was seen driving behind King's car and parked a short distance away from the drive-thru lane. A man got out of the vehicle, walked up to King's car and fired numerous shots through the driver's side window as King's 11-year-old son sat in the backseat, officials say. The child was not injured, per police. Authorities say the shooter fled the scene driving east on Cheltenham Avenue. "This appears to be a targeted murder of a mother," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R.
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$5K reward offered in search for suspect accused of killing pregnant woman in Upper Merion
Rafiq Thompson, 38, of Philadelphia is wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old woman in Upper Merion.  UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect accused of fatally shooting a woman in Upper Merion on Friday night. According to authorities, the shooting took place at an Exxon gas station before 11 p.m. on North Gulph Road and West Dekalb Pike. Police say officers arrived on scene and found the victim, who was later identified as 31-year-old Tamara Cornelius, lying in the gas station parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to Paoli Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:09 p.m., according to authorities. Officials say the investigation revealed that Cornelius and the suspect, 38-year-old Rafiq Thompson, were in a prior relationship and had met up briefly before she went to have dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. According to investigators, Thompson followed Cornelius as she left the restaurant at 10:15 p.m., walked to the parking garage and then drove to the Exxon gas station. Police say as she was pumping gas, Thompson got out of the car, spoke to her and shot her. He continued to shoot her as she tried to get away, authorities say. The Montgomery County District Attorney announced Monday that an additional homicide charge after an autopsy revealed Cornelius was pregnant at the time of her death. "This was a chilling murder of a young woman and her unborn child," District Attorney Kevin R.