Gun homicide takes fourth city victim in a week

COATESVILLE — A South Carolina man was gunned down on Belmont Street Monday night, just after 6:30 p.m. and later died of his wounds — the fourth person to die from gunshot wounds in the city in the last week. Kevin Paul Jalbert, 36, was found by police in the middle of the 600 block of Belmont Street, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was immediately transported to Paoli Hospital where he...

Man charged in Coatesville murder

Lenn “Butter” Tucker COATESVILLE – A city man has been charged with first degree murder in grisly killing of Alex Hartzell in late August, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said Monday. Lenn “Butter” Tucker, who lists both Philadelphia and Coatesville addresses, faces charges of first degree murder, possessing an instrument of crime, being a convicted felon in...

Coatesville murder victim IDd

COATESVILLE — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the city last week, a man found shot to death in the behind a Diamond Alley home. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said that victim was Alex Hartzell, 24, from Pottstown. Hartzell died of multiple gunshot wounds.    Send article as PDF   

Coatesville police seek clues in fatal shooting

COATESVILLE — City police are asking the public for help after a man was found shot to death Friday morning in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Diamond Street. Police had few details on the incident — beyond describing the victim as a white male who was discovered dead from multiple gun shot wounds. Police had been called to the scene on a report of shots fired.   ...

Woman’s body discovered in E. Coventry pond

Authorities seek help in ID’ing victim Authorities are asking for help in identifying a woman dumped in an East Coventry pond Monday. Above are some of the jewelry items she was wearing. EAST COVENTRY — The body of a woman was discovered Monday in a pond, tied down to a cinderblock and authorities are searching for her identity, who dumped her body and the cause of her death. “Sadly,...

Authorities: Victim recorded Schuykill shotgun slaying

Warning: this story contains language not appropriate for minors — we only include it because of the specific nature of the story and the circumstances. Keith Smith By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times SCHUYLKILL — A man is charged with shooting his girlfriend to death as she recorded the grisly, shotgun slaying on her phone, before he turned the gun on himself, trying, but failing to commit suicide. First...

Man slain in Coatesville robbery

COATESVILLE — A Philadelphia man attending Lincoln University was shot to death Saturday night after he and a companion were robbed by three masked men, city police said. Christopher Robinson, 22, was reported killed at South Fifth Avenue and Olive Street during an alleged robbery. A city man, Evander Wilson, 24, is charged with coordinating a conspiracy to rob Robinson and another man. Authorities...

Elderly woman slain by family member

An elderly woman was stabbed to death by a relative in the early morning hours in Lower Oxford, Tuesday, State Police said. Police offered few details about the incident, beyond that the victim was 81 and the alleged assailant, a relative of the victim, is in custody. All other family members have been accounted for, State Police said. State Police and the Chester County Detectives are investigating...

Clue sought in Valley double slaying

VALLEY — Local law enforcement is seeking clues to who shot and killed two Coatesville men as they sat in a minivn, Saturday evening on Nichols Avenue, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said. Township police responded to a report of shots fired just after 7 p.m. Saturday evening and found  Clayton Woodward, Jr., 32, and Terrance Craig-White (a/k/a “Science” and “Syence...

Update: Fifth slaying suspect turns himself in

Tyler Adams COATESVILLE — City Police said Tuesday afternoon that Tyler Adams turned himself into city police this afternoon. Adams, 16, had been wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Juan Antonio Jiminez on Oct. 4. Four others charged in the slaying have been taken into custody: Dajon Rowe, 17, Steven Adams, 17 (Tyler Adams’ brother); Demetrius Joseph, 21 and Chris Mansfield,...