2 charged in murder of Overbrook High School teen

April 29, 2013 3:26:35 PM PDT
Two young men have been charged in the murder of 17-year-old Bernard Scott, an Overbrook High School student who was gunned down at a playground across the street from the school.

20-year-old Jaquan Jordan of West Berks Street and 18-year-old Stanley Postell of North 60th Street were arrested earlier in the month on weapons violations in connection to the shooting at Tustin Playground on 59th Street and Lancaster Avenue.

Last Thursday, however, charged were upgraded and Postell was charged in connection with Scott's murder. On Monday, charges were upgraded for Jordan.

Both Jordan and Postell are charged with murder and related offenses.

Police sources say a crowd of upwards of 60 young people had gathered at the playground across from Overbrook High School on Thursday, April 11th

A fight broke out and five people pulled guns on each other. At least four shots were fired and one of the bullets struck and killed Bernard Scott.

Police sources say Bernard appears to have been an innocent bystander when the bullets started flying.

Another 17-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the hip and was transported to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition.

An 18-year-old male sustained a gunshot wound to his back and was transported to Penn in stable condition.

Scott was shot in the stomach and died a few hours after he was rushed to Lankenau Hospital by a passing motorist.

"A part of me is still waiting to hear a phone call from him saying 'Mom can you pick me up?'" said Darshell Scott, the victim's mother, told Action News a few weeks ago.

Bernard, a 10th grader at Overbrook, was the middle one of Darshell's three sons; his family called him B.J. They say he was the typical all-American teenager who loved his family and video games.

"He always looked up to me and always said he wanted to be just like me. Now it hurts to come home and wake up the next morning to know that I can't call or text him," said Keith Scott, the victim's brother.

Darshell says B.J. wanted to someday be a graphic designer for video games. His family says he was a good kid who did his best to avoid trouble.


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