5 arrested in Strawberry Mansion playground murder

Monday, January 5, 2015
Harold Boyer
Harold Boyer

STRAWBERRY MANSION -- Philadelphia police say five people have been arrested after a murder at a playground in Strawberry Mansion.

The killing was reported at 11:21 p.m. Friday at a playground at 29th and Chalmers Avenue.

Officers discovered the victim, 24-year-old Gerald Sawyer of the 2900 block of West Arizona Street, with a gunshot would to the head.

He was taken to the hospital by police but was pronounced dead a short time later.

All five suspects have been charged with murder, conspiracy and related offenses for their alleged involvement.

The suspects are identified as:

-Harold Boyer, 24, of the 4100 block of Greeby Street. Police say he was the shooter.

-Tameca Rivera-Griffin, 34, from the 1600 block of S. Napa Street

-Semaj Lemar, 19, of the 2200 block of Bridge Street.

-Fatima Moses, 26, of the 1600 block of Napa Street

-Wayne Brown-Griffin, 21, from the 2600 block of W. Sterner Street