Police: Five molotov cocktails thrown at murder witness’ Frankford home

Jalil Cooper, 20.

Police are investigating an attempted firebombing at the same Frankford home where a city corrections officer was injured two weeks ago in a shooting that killed his stepson.

Five bottles, which police said may have contained gasoline, were lobbed at the residence around 5:30 am. Saturday. One smashed through the front window, a second was found broken next to the house and three more were discovered intact in an adjacent lot.

Though three adults were at home at the time, none of the bottles ignited and no one was injured.

Meanwhile, police on Saturday released information on a suspect wanted in connection with the May 20 shooting in which Victor Guzman, 49, was shot while attempting to shield stepson Edward Pagan, 25, from a hail of bullets. The incident was reportedly sparked by an argument over cigarettes that ballooned as other nearby residents became involved.

Homicide detectives issued a warrant for Jalil Cooper, 20, of the 4200 block of Penn Street, less than a half mile away from the victims’ home.

Cooper has a sizable rap sheet, racking up four arrests since he turned 18 two years ago. He was on bail when the shooting occurred, awaiting trial after being arrested in November for reckless endangerment and fleeing a police officer, court documents show.

Cooper was freed after posting bail in that case despite the fact that he was on probation at the time for carrying an unlicensed firearm, an offense for which he did six months of jail time in 2010 and was court-ordered to complete community service and attend a gun education program. His trial for the November arrest is scheduled for tomorrow.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335 or to call 911.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

National

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

By Nick Carey and Carey GillamFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday…

National

Journalist James Foley's parents, after call with pope,…

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…