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February 29, 2016

Police arrest three in shooting of cab driver in Grays Ferry

Crime Shooting
Michael Jones, Kierston Carroll and Sheed Wilson Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Police have arrested three individuals – Michael Jones, Kierston Carroll and Sheed Wilson, all 19-years-old – in connection with the shooting of a cab driver in Grays Ferry on Feb. 6.

The Philadelphia police have arrested three individuals allegedly responsible for the attempted robbery and shooting of a cab driver in the city's Grays Ferry neighborhood on Feb. 6. 

On Monday, police announced Kierston Carroll, 19, of the 1600 block of South Marston Street; Sheed Wilson, 19, of the 1600 block of South Marston Street; and Michael Jones, 19, of the 5900 block of Windsor Avenue had been taken into custody.

All three are charged with aggravated assault, robbery, criminal conspiracy, attempted theft, weapons violations and related offenses.

After releasing video last week that had been recorded at the Tasker/Morris train station the night of the shooting, investigators said they received a tip that led to the arrests of Carroll and Wilson. 

Jones was arrested Sunday, police said. 

The incident occurred at about 3:15 a.m Feb 6, after the three teens hailed a taxi cab driven by a 38 year-old man.

The suspects told the driver that they wanted to go to the 2800 block Tasker Street, but police said when they arrived at their destination, Jones and Wilson allegedly pulled guns and announced the robbery. 

The driver continued on and Jones and Wilson allegedly fired their guns, hitting the driver in his shoulder, police said. 

According to law enforcement officials, the taxi then crashed at 24th and Morris streets and all three suspects fled without taking anything.

The driver was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, police said.