Wanted for murder of Muhammad Abdul Jabbar

February 8, 2008

A car parked in the 5-thousand block of North Fifth Street in Philadelphia's Olney section is where 24-year-old Muhammad Abdul Jabbar spent his last moments.

"We do know he got involved in an argument early on a Sunday morning," said John Apeldorn the President of the Citizens Crime Commission.

Just after 12:30 a.m. on April 1st, police said Jabbar was arguing with 32-year-old Brian Stephens inside a car.

Things apparently escalated and Stephens allegedly shot Jabbar in the back and arm. Jabbar was rushed to Einstein Hospital where he died from his wounds.

Police think Stephens is in the area and there's a warrant out for his arrest.

"They have friends they have family too up here. Initially they might leave and when they feel safe that they can come back they come back," Apeldorn said.

There's a 10-thousand dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible in this case. Again, detectives believe Stephens pulled the trigger.

"Somebody may have seen him and we can get this individual off the street."

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