Scott Small: Latest News

Suspect evades law enforcement after shooting girlfriend, barricading inside West Philly residence: officials

PHILADELPHIA - Officials say the search for a shooting suspect is ongoing after the individual evaded police and SWAT outside of a West Philadelphia residence. According to police, officers responded to a residence on the 200 block of Farson Street just after 1 a.m.

for reports of a person screaming. When officers arrived on scene, they heard several gunshots and saw a muzzle flash, Chief Inspect Scott Small says. Authorities say they discovered a 32-year-old woman who had been shot in the face and neck. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESShe was rushed to Presbyterian Hospital, where she is in critical condition, per police. Investigators say the woman's boyfriend is the shooting suspect and he later barricaded himself inside the residence. The SWAT team was called in to assist, but authorities later realized the back door was partially open and the suspect was no longer inside, according to Small. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

. hospital BLOCK reports Discover

Scott Small

All news where Scott Small is mentioned

Scott Small - Man accused of shooting girlfriend in head, barricading in Ogontz apartment in custody, police say -
Man accused of shooting girlfriend in head, barricading in Ogontz apartment in custody, police say
PHILADELPHIA - A man is in custody after he shot his girlfriend before barricading himself in a home, police say. According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the incident happened just after 3 a.m. on Thursday. Authorities say 35th District officers on patrol heard multiple gunshots coming from the area of Ogontz and W Nedro Avenues. Police checked the area and received a 911 call for a report of a woman shot on the 5800 block of Ogontz Avenue, Small says. After receiving reports of the shooting, investigators learned a woman, 29, drove herself about one mile to Einstein Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police. Authorities say the woman suffered from a graze wound and is in stable condition. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESSmall says the woman told police that she was standing outside of a garage and tire shop on the 5900 block of Ogontz Avenue when she was shot by her "on-again, off-again" boyfriend. According to authorities, the woman said the boyfriend had an apartment inside of the garage. Police saw the man inside the property, but he refused to come out, officials say. The situation was upgraded to a barricade after multiple attempts to get him out of the building failed and the SWAT unit were called in, Small says. Authorities say as the police presence increased, the man exited the building and was taken into custody. A second man was also inside the tire shop and he is being held and questioned as a witness, according to police. Detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department's non-fatal shooting unit are continuing to investigate. This is a developing story.
Scott Small - Police: Vehicle jumps curb, fatally strikes woman walking in Germantown - - city Germantown
Police: Vehicle jumps curb, fatally strikes woman walking in Germantown
PHILADELPHIA - Police are searching for four people in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Germantown. According to Chief Inspector Scott Small, the incident occurred just after 11 p.m. Thursday. Police say 14th District officers and medics responded to calls for an automobile accident with injuries in the 5400 block of Greene Street. When first responders arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive woman on the sidewalk with severe trauma to her head and body, Small says. Authorities say medics pronounced the woman dead on scene. Small says her identity is unknown at this time and that she appears to be a woman in her 40s or 50s. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESAccording to officials, she appeared to be wearing scrubs, but no identification was found. Investigators say a witness told police a white Chevrolet SUV traveling north on Greene Street when it crossed into oncoming traffic, jumped the curb and struck a utility pole, hitting it so hard that it split the pole in two places. After striking the pole, the car drove northbound on the curb and struck the woman walking, authorities say. Police say they believe she was dragged about 15 feet by the car before being run over. According to Small, the witness says after striking the woman, the car got back onto the northbound lane, stopped and then four people fled on foot. Authorities say they do not have any descriptions of the driver and passengers, but the vehicle is on location. Police know who the vehicle is registered to and they will be collecting evidence from the vehicle and the scene. Accident investigators are on location processing the scene and interviewing witnesses, authorities say. Police say four people fled the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Germantown.
Scott Small - Shaynah Ferreira - Couple hospitalized after being attacked by their dog in Hunting Park, police say -
Couple hospitalized after being attacked by their dog in Hunting Park, police say
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Police Department is investigating a dog attack that left two people in the hospital early Thursday morning. Authorities say 25th District officers responded to the area of N 5th Street and W Venango Street just after 1 a.m. for reports of a person down. Chief Inspector Scott Small says responding officers arrived on scene and encountered a man who was being bitten by a pit bull mix. According to police, he was bleeding from various wounds to his head, neck, body, arms and legs. Small says the dog was biting on the man's arm as his family members used a bat to try to get the animal to release the man. MORE LOCAL HEADLINESAn officer discharged his weapon, shooting the dog in the side, causing it to let the man go, Small says. Police transported the man to the hospital, where he is in critical condition from his injuries, according to officials. The man's wife was also suffering from a dog bite wound to her leg, according to Small. Authorities say medics transported her to Temple University Hospital, where she is in stable condition. Small says the SPCA and Philadelphia Animal Control were called in to investigate.Police did not provide an update on the status of the dog's injuries. Police say a pit bull mix has been shot by police after it attacked its owners in Hunting Park, leaving a man in critical condition and a woman in stable condition.