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By Amanda L. Snyder
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Storm Mason

A Grays Ferry man was arrested in West Philly for allegedly fatally wounding a male outside of a neighborhood bar.

Police located Storm Mason, 24, of the 1300 block of South 31st Street, on the 3800 block of Mount Vernon Street at 10:56 p.m. Oct. 19, police said. He was arrested and charged with murder, possession of an instrument of crime, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and firearm violations, according to court records. He is being held without bail at Northeast Philly’s county jail.

Mason allegedly had an argument with Matthew Smith, 36, of the 3200 block of Wharton Street, and fired multiple shots at him outside of Big Fella’s Sports Bar, 1348 S. 33rd St., at 10:58 p.m. Oct. 15 (“Deadly shots,” Oct. 18), police said. Smith was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and pronounced dead 20 minutes later.

Mason was sentenced to one-and-a-half to three years in jail in 2010 for firearm violations, stemming from a ’09 17th District incident, according to court records. He also served three years of probation starting in ’06 after being convicted of drug possession, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest charges.

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

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Marking the territory
Arrest made
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1. Anonymous said... on Nov 15, 2012 at 07:07PM

“24?? He looks 50.”


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