UDATE: No Suspects in Fatal Shooting on 600 Block of Green Street

Few details are available in the early morning shooting that reportedly claimed the life of a young man.

UPDATE: [9 a.m.] Norristown Police Detective Lt. Michael Crescitelli confirmed that a 21-year-old black male was shot and killed on the 600 block of Green Street just after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, Oct. 20. The young man, whose identity is being withheld until his family can be contacted, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from a gunshot wound to the head.

At this time, police have no suspects in the crime and only a description of a black male in a black hoody as a possible shooter.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.

UPDATE: [7:50 a.m.] Police are still investigating the scene of an early morning shooting that claimed the life of one young man who's identity is being withheld.

According to neighbors in the 600 block of Green Street, gun fire rang out sometime in the early hours this morning [reported times vary] and when residents came out to investigate, the 21-year-old could be seen lying in the street in a pool of blood. Nearby neighbors reported hearing at least four gunshots and seeing several people running east on Chestnut Street towards Arch Street just after hearing the shots.

Within minutes, police had reportedly closed down Green Street between Chestnut and Marshall streets to conduct a crime scene investigation.

One neighbor who claimed to know the young man told Norristown Patch the victim had been at a nearby party earlier in the evening. 

Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.


The Breaking News Network and @MontcoAlerts are reporting an early morning shooting in the 600 block of Green Street that reportedly took the life of a young man.

Details are few, but according to reports, a 21-year-old male was transported by medevac from the scene sometime around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The male was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a gunshot wound to the head and was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival. 

Norristown Police were unable to comment on whether or not a suspect is in custody.

Norristown Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Deniesha Tuggle October 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM
This is extremely devastating to me. I am in tears looking at this. This was a very senseless act and should be a wake up call but it has been happening for a long time..lately more frequently here and it is not going to stop..even with this picture. He was a relative to my family and my heart aches with severe pain for his family. I WILL REMEMBER HIM FROM THE LAST WAY I SAW HIM ON THURS 10/18/2012...calm,cool,and collective...R.I.P LR. Sad....
jenn smith October 22, 2012 at 01:08 AM
At first, I thought this may be in relations to what all the neighbors heard that same night, but its not. At exactly 3am sunday morning (sat night) myself and many other neighbors were terrified by what they heard near the Selma Estates. That was 5-6 gunshots all in a row. No word on that. The shots were bouncing off the walls and a neighbor saw flashes of light outside. No cops came, nothing. Very strange.
jenn smith October 22, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Even a dog started barking startled by the shots...then silence.
Suzanne Stanley Thomas October 22, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I appreciate all the response to my post about the picture. Mr. Myers, I'm sure there was no bad intent in posting the picture. I also understand the need to make everyone aware. My daughter's boyfriend was shot and killed in Norristown a little over a year ago. My heart broke when I saw that particular picture of the Green Street shooting and all I could think of was this young mans family seeing the image of the pool of blood on the sidewalk. God bless them.
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