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Police Searching for Norristown Man Involved in Recent Shootings

A felony warrant has been issued for Kyree Wells on firearms charges stemming from a Dec. 21 shoot out in Norristown.

Norristown Police are currently searching for 21-year-old Kyree Wells in connection with several shootings in Norristown in recent weeks. Wells is facing firearm-related charges after police executing a search warrant on his home found several guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

According to Norristown Police Detective Lt. Michael Crescitelli, Wells was one of two men involved in an alleged . That shoot out sent a Philadelphia man, to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The man's condition is currently unknown.

Wells reportedly told police that he was sitting in a vehicle in the 110 block of West Airy Street on Dec. 21 when he was shot at by the Philadelphia man. He denies having returned fire.

"[Wells] is currently not being charged with the shooting that night," Lt. Crescitelli wrote Norristown Patch in an email. "Nor is he a suspect in the homicide [of Paul Brown.]

Wells also reportedly told police that he was shot at early Wednesday morning in the area of Arch and East Oak streets. According to Lt. Crescitelli, the suspect told police he believed there was a contract on his life relating to the Oct. 20 murder of Ryan Ladson-Singleton. It is still unclear what the nature of the suspect's involvement in that crime might be.

Anyone with information about Wells' whereabouts or the recent shootings should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.

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Daniel darden December 28, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Really josh scum? ... U don't kno that man to be calling him anything .. But by his name!! ..this is just how u will git urselve involved ..
Barry J. Chendorain Jr. December 28, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Hey wise ASS!! I have done something about this problem and instead of locking up criminals they locked up a tax paying working white man. That by the fact had been robbed by this individual!! Norristown pull your head out of the dark
Josh December 28, 2012 at 07:20 PM
im guessing urselve is supposed to be yourself? I'm not to sure because i made it past the 4th grade. The scum is Kyree Wells who shot and killed more then one person. Maybe your just mad because your fellow "brotha" is not going to be working the streets with you tonight?
Steve December 28, 2012 at 08:15 PM
@ Daniel My friend what would you call a person that is wanted for questioning in multiple shootings.... In addition, a search of his home turned up "several guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia." Is he someone that you want your little brother to emulate? Guys like him are the problem with Norristown.
Dee fish December 28, 2012 at 10:34 PM
it coulda been him we were making love at the time
Dee fish December 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM
I meant to say it could not be him we were making love at that ti leave my man alone I love him this is Dee Fish
Summer December 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Norristown is getting way out of hand, its nothing like when i was a kid, its time to make a difference and stop with all this senseless killing..
wiseman December 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I do agree that these acts of violence can not be over look and we should be upset because their is so much of it, but we must understand that were every you may live this is happening, the police can not resolve this problem along nor will thy catch this guy without the help of the people.
Dee fish December 29, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I don't understand why they rejected my comment can someone tell me whatever happened to freedom of speech why would like some other you tell me because I checked my comment about the I wear about for the boyfriend
Daniel darden December 29, 2012 at 02:06 AM
@ josh am say this am not going to exchange words with you .. Am just gonna ig nore u bcause i see where you come from ... Your just one who's itching for trouble am just saying u dont know nothing about him to call him scum & damn shore don't know me to call me his fellow brotha ... Nd where does it say he killed anybody? @ steve i call him by his name ... Ppl call charlie manson by his full name
wiseman December 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM
dee fish if you have info that can help your friend then you need to gave that info to the police, and if you have contact with your friend you need to tell him to turn his self in, his running will only make it worst.
Jay Blism December 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM
All these unsolved murders in town and when they think they have a lead they let him go, its clear that the police have nothing on this man cause they let him go.So u got killings and Norristown detectives who dont know what the hell they are doing, before you people start posting negative comments about people get your facts straight. Im talking to you josh you can post what u want on here but try saying that to the person you called scum and see where that get's you, if you feel as though you can make a change then step up.
Pooh B December 29, 2012 at 07:17 PM
First and foremost, All of these things pending against Kyree Wells are "allegations" ! Let's not overlook the fact that the person who got shot wasn't a Saint himself! He wasn't just an innocent by stander people. He was out looking for trouble along with other thugs. Just because this shooting occurred on the block that Kyree lived on does not make him the aggressor. There was a reason why he was questioned & "released" that night. Going back and forth over social networks will not solve any violence occurring in norristown. I can honestly say that I'm not on here to praise any negativity, or senseless foolishness. It just bothers me when people act soooooo surprised when something bad happens to someone in their family who is out in the streets being a thug. I mean come on, you know they were out here gang banging shooting, robbing, killing, and stealing! It comes with the territory. I don't think anyone should have to die from being murdered, but you know the saying " you live by the sword, you die by it! All we can do at this point is pray for our youth. This world we live in today is full of evil individuals
Jennifer December 29, 2012 at 08:31 PM
honestly, none of these people were born and raised in Norristown they are transients that move from place to place. They make every town look bad..I just like to see the reasons for the shootings
jxjipper December 30, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Do you have biographical information on all these criminals? How in the world do you know where they were born? They are here now, they must know someone or they wouldn't be here shooting the place up. I understand most of the commenters are products of the NASD so I understand the lack of common sense in many of the statements.
Josh December 31, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Learn to spell before posting again please.
Josh December 31, 2012 at 01:44 PM
ROFL another baby momma coming here saying it couldn't be him. your the second person that came here saying the same thing. why is he on the run if he didn't shoot anyone? why not talk to the police? too scared to serve the time after doing the crime?
BrutalHonesty December 31, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Just Dumb!!!!
BrutalHonesty December 31, 2012 at 07:14 PM
maybe it was deleted because no one can understand what the heck you are saying. Guess who's not using a "smartphone"
Hector Alonzo January 02, 2013 at 06:26 PM
How could someone named Kyree possibly be guilty?
justanobserver January 03, 2013 at 01:43 AM
@ Pooh B; well said. @Josh before making fun of someone, recognize phonetic "short hand" use of the language that is often employed on blogs and check your own. I think you should know the difference between "you are" and "your" IF YOU passed the 4th grade. @jxjipper; I am a proud Norristown citizen and NASD alumni with common sense and based on that very generalized statement, most of us have more than you.
Mi-Mi January 03, 2013 at 07:13 PM
This Is Just Crazy And His Ass is Grimy Ass Hell So I wouldnt Put It Pass Kyree He Probably Did Kill L.R. (Ryan) His Ass Need To Be Found Like Now!!!!!
RZRO January 04, 2013 at 03:08 AM
I'm taking this picture with me to the gun range tomorrow night. I was driving through the intersection with my pregnant wife minutes after this shooting broke out, as cops rolled up to the scene. I felt sick to my stomach, knowing had it been minutes earlier she and my unborn child could've been hit by stray bullets. I've had enough of this crap! I pay insane taxes (one of the few in Norristown who do pay) and I get nothing in terms of safety and security! Time to move before these roaches hurt someone in my family--God forbid, because I will end up in jail serving lethal justice!
VIP January 04, 2013 at 11:01 AM
OMG you are so RIGHT about Noristown police dept.Especially Detective Crescitelli he could give two f***ks about the men in orristown killing and shooting each other. He"s a sorrry ass detective who needs to be looked at by an outside agency. Because he is FOUL as they come!!! If you so called looking for him and have a warrant for him then why didn't you keep him in custody when you had him. you said he wasn't a suspect in the shootin of Paul you also said he asn't a suspect in the recent shootings. Then what are you looking for him for. You realy didn't expect no one would be bright enough to know you F**Ked up or you just dont give a shit about whats going on on our streets. When was the last time Detective Crescitelli solved a crime !! Please tell me I have no respect for Norristown detectives. I think its time we get some real detectives on the case!!!. VIP
kim January 04, 2013 at 03:01 PM
I've read all of the comments about the recent shootings and killings and all I can say is "HOW INAPPROPRIATE and INSENSITIVE SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS ARE"
Really January 04, 2013 at 09:13 PM
@James Myers, what was your TRUE purpose of the “Norristown Patch” I have been reading some of these comments and it’s a bunch of arguing amongst each other, name calling, racist comments (which I am shock, I didn’t realize we had so many that still dislike Blacks) and etc. Thank God these comments are written under “unknown” names because we could run into more issues if we knew who is really behind the comments. Is this your purpose of the patch? Per RZRO “Time to move before these roaches hurt someone in my family” Per Josh “it keeps occurring because of the scum like this. These animals destroyed Norristown because they think they are owed something” Per Timothy “Just let them (the blacks) kill each other off. That's what Al Qaeda does with suicide bombers. Problem solved.” Per leeroyjames “norristown is a dump...all these black thugs diminishing the property value...used to be nice before the "ghetto" took over” and its some others that say stuff that’s is totally unacceptable …why aren’t these comments deleted, why aren’t these people blocked, like what are they saying to help the situation at hand? Are these the comments you’re looking for? I’m sure the Police read these emails as well, are these type of comments helping to solve ANY of these acts? I feel if you don’t have a solution or secretly giving info to help, why are you commenting on here?
RZRO January 07, 2013 at 12:04 AM
This scum bag is in the area.! Saw him at Norristown MacD's and reported immediately! If you see him, please 'snitch'! He's has no regard for human life!
James Myers (Editor) January 07, 2013 at 02:44 AM
My purpose with Norristown Patch is to provide residents with as much information as I can give them. It's also here to give everyone a place to discuss and debate the issues that arrise from that information. I try to keep this an open space with as little censorship as possible. Unfortunately, with that space for free speech comes the responsibility of standing up against people who make ignorant, vile and racist comments – something I neither condone or appreciate. I've struggled with this issue both here and our Facebook page. If I were to start censoring people whose opinions and expressions I found distasteful and ignorant, I would have to allow for deletion of comments that everyone found distasteful and ignorant which would mean most everyone would be deleted. I try only to delete someone when the obscenities become too much or they resort to threats of violence. Any reader who finds a comment objectionable is able to flag that comment. If a comment is flagged three times, it's removed from the site for consideration. I know this is hard, believe me. It would be much easier for me to just delete every comment that is even remotely distasteful as soon as I see it. The truth is that wouldn't make those thoughts or ideas go away, it only sweeps them under the rug to continue on in the darkness. I'd prefer we confront these things head on and answer them with intelligence and thoughtfulness. The only way to beat the darkness is to light a candle.
John Q. Public January 07, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Some feel the 'recent shootings and killings' are 'INAPPROPRIATE and INSENSITIVE,' and comments merely reflect that.
SAA January 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
I just wanna know why?? whenever people make comments that some people right away take it to be racist that man never wrote let (the blacks) kill each other what he is saying let those who choose to be a ongoing problem in the community not wanting to work an honest day,hang on street corners,and just sell drugs or rob hard working people in norristown,let those (ROACHES) kill one another he never once said black meaning whether he is white spanish black purple green!!!just saying!!!!

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