Suspects charged after man shot chasing purse thief

Two men have been charged in connection with an incident in which a man was shot after his girlfriend's purse was stolen.
February 1, 2014 3:53:21 PM PST
Philadelphia police say they have charged two men in connection with an incident late Thursday night in which a man was shot after his girlfriend's purse was stolen.

26-year-old Rasheed Hall and 20-year-old Clynton Brown were arrested shortly after the violent incident occurred.

Hall, who resides the 2500 West Oakdale Street, is charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Theft, Simple Assault, Violation of Firearms, and other related offenses.

Brown, who resides 2700 West Sterner Street, is charged with Attempted Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Theft, Simple Assault, and other related offenses.

The incident happened at 11:53 p.m. along the 2600 block of West Lehigh Avenue.

According to police, a 24-year-old Derrick Moye and his 23-year-old girlfriend were leaving their apartment when a man approached them with a gun.

They say the suspect, later identified as Brown, grabbed the woman's purse and ran off.

Moye then chased the robber down and that's when a second male, identified as Hall, appeared and opened fire, striking the victim in the chest.

Police say the suspects took $300 out of the purse, dropped it and ran off.

Moye was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Approximately 30 minutes after the incident, Brown, Hall, and a third male were spotted between Harold and Huntington streets and taken into custody.

Police are looking to see whether the incident is related to a deadly purse snatching in Northern Liberties.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

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