Philadelphia Teen Faces 32 Separate Criminal Counts in Four Individual Murders and 2 Attempted Murders

A 16-year-old man in Philadelphia faces charges in relation to four individual murders which happened over the course of many months. The killings happened between Christmas Eve, 2020 and March 18, 2021, according to a report from NBC affiliate WCAU-TV. Among the killings happened — of all places — out a prison,” ABC affiliate WPVI-TV explained.
According to court records, suspect Ameen Hurst is charged in six individual cases filed on March 31, April 21, and April 29. In complete, Hurst confronts a whopping 32 individual counts. Here is the rundown:
Case MC-51-CR-0005425-2021 (five counts): alleges murder, taking guns without a license, taking firearms in public in Philadelphia, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession an instrument of crime with intention.
Case MC-51-CR-0007506-2021 (eight counts): War, murder, carrying guns without a license, possession of a prohibited firearm, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia, owning an instrument of crime with intent, recklessly endangering another individual, and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Case MC-51-CR-0007507-2021 (five counts): criminal attempt at murder, conspiracy, aggravated attack to cause substantial bodily harm or with intense indifference, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
Case MC-51-CR-0007508-2021 (three counts): conspiracy, murder , and recklessly endangering another person.
Case MC-51-CR-0007509-2021 (five counts, all of which are exactly the very same counts in case 7507 previously ): criminal attempt at murder, conspiracy, aggravated attack to cause substantial bodily harm or with intense indifference, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
Cases MC-51-CR-0008035-2021 (six counts): murder, conspiracy, taking guns without a license, taking firearms in public in Philadelphia, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession of the instrument of crime with intention.
The Dec. 24 shooting left Dyewou Nyshawn Scruggs, 20, dead from multiple gunshot wounds, WCAU explained.
Two additional victims were in critical condition but have apparently survived. They were both 19 years old when they were shot. Social media allegedly helped the police link Hurst to the March 11 instances.
The final killing happened on March 18. Victim Rodney Hargrove, 20, has been gunned down an hour after his father bailed him from Philadelphia’s Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility in 1:00 in the morning. Hargrove waited for family to pick him up in a bus stop close to the jail, then ran back to the facility using a car chasing him. He was murdered just”feet in the raised gate” of this complex.  The Philadelphia Police Department said in a Wednesday gun violence briefing that they believe”Hargrove was murdered in a case of mistaken identity,” as WPVI set it. An internal safety probe is attempting to figure out the jail’s gate was increased when Hargrove rushed back.
Hurst was in custody since March 20. He is being charged as an adult.
Attorney Lee Mandell, who is listed as Hurst’s attorney in various court records, stated he had”no comment” when contacted by WCAU.
CBS affiliate KYW-TV put things into broader view:  instead of midday Wednesday, a total of 159 people had been shot, a lot of them killed, in Philadelphia thus much this year.
“Just Tuesday night, as many as seven shootings happened in just a short span span,” the station noted.
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