Suspect ID’d in shooting that injured Temple student

Jermill Edwards. Credit: PPD
Jermill Edwards. Credit: PPD

Police are looking for a 32-year-old North Philadelphia man who they say is responsible for a shooting near Temple University’s campus on Sunday morning where a bullet grazed the abdomen of a 21-year-old student there, police said.

Police issued a warrant for Jermill Edwards, of the 2800 block of Fletcher Street.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a call for “a person with a gun” on the 1600 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Police said Edwards, along with another man, were patrons of Let Out Bar when a shootout occurred. The second suspect, a 38-year-old man who has not yet been identified, suffered a single gunshot wound to his knee was was listed in stable condition.

A Temple University student was grazed by a bullet and treated and was last listed in stable condition.

Police determined that both men left the bar and one of the suspects said he was going to get his gun. He got a gun from a 2004 Chevrolet and approached the bar, police said. The security guards drew their firearms and the shootout happened.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Edwards is asked to contact Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093 or dial 911.



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