Gunman located

An alleged West Passyunk shooter who fired bullets at a man in Point Breeze has been apprehended.

By Amanda L. Snyder
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Days after police released a video of a Point Breeze shooting and an image of its suspect, South Detective Division, 2301 S. 24th St., received a tip on the shooter’s West Philly whereabouts.

Police identified Kamil Singleton, 23, of the 1900 block of South 18th Street, as the alleged shooter due to previous encounters he had with police, according to the Police Public Affairs Unit.

He was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 on the 1100 block of North 66th Street, police said, and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, conspiracy of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person; a count of criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime; and firearm violations, according to court records. He had not posted his $350,000 bail as of press time.

Singleton approached a 25-year-old, who was sitting on his stoop on the 1700 block of Manton Street at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 31, and fired multiple shots, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detectives said at the time of the shooting. The gunfire grazed the 25-year-old’s lower lip as he jumped off of the steps, dropped his cell phone and fled toward 17th Street.

Three bullets also struck the rear passenger window of a 2003 Ford Focus belonging to a 19-year-old woman, who crouched down in the driver’s seat as the bullets flew, Tolliver said. She was unscathed.

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

Also in this week's Police Report:
Teen tussle
Calling two robberies

In October's Court Report :
Slammed shut
DNA case breaker
Steered to jail

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1. SAVE NOTHING said... on Nov 8, 2012 at 11:13AM

“SAVE POINT BREEZE THIS is why we can't have them nice things in this area. They all have mothers who raise kids like this.

Concerned citizens need to focus on this. Not strokes.”


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