TWO teenagers are dealing with homicide costs after a 15-year-old boy was killed whereas getting water from a automotive exterior his household dwelling.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office introduced costs in opposition to Daniel Gardee and Saahir Teagle, each 17, over the killing of Sean Toomey.
Two suspects have been charged within the March taking pictures dying of 15-year-old Sean Toomey (pictured)Credit: Fox News Philadelphia
Toomey was killed exterior his dwelling whereas retrieving a case of water from his household’s automotiveCredit: ABC
The DA’s workplace stated Gardee turned himself in on Wednesday whereas Teagle was taken into custody in New Jersey and can be extradited again to Philadelphia.
According to police, Toomey had left his home to retrieve a case of water from his household’s automotive on March 24 when he was shot.
The teen was rushed to an area hospital, the place he died hours later.
“I heard the pops and thought it was firecrackers,” Toomey’s father John Toomey instructed Action News.
“But it solely takes a second to seize some water and get in the home and he wasn’t coming again in.
“So I obtained curious. I put my sweatshirt on, and I went exterior and I noticed him mendacity on my neighbor’s garden.”
Police consider that Gardee and Teagle had participated in an tried armed theft of a girl at an ATM and a automotive theft shortly earlier than Toomey was shot.
Gardee was arrested for battery and disturbing the peace in Miami Beach lower than per week after the crime, the DA’s workplace stated.
The two teenagers have been taken into custody at an Airbnb in April, the place police allegedly discovered a number of firearms. Teagle was charged with unlawful firearm possession, stated prosecutors.
Gardee and Teagle weren’t initially recognized as suspects in Toomey’s homicide after they have been beforehand arrested, based on the DA’s workplace.
A suspect in a June 9 carjacking instructed police that he and two others tried to rob a girl at an ATM, which led authorities to the pair.
Less than per week later, the DA’s workplace was in a position to approve costs in opposition to them.
“Sean Toomey was a baby stuffed with promise and hope, like all youngsters,” stated District Attorney Larry Krasner.
“The nice potential he held was extinguished in a snap by strangers with firearms.
“Sean Toomey needs to be alive immediately and looking out ahead to the remainder of his life.”
However, the information of the fees in opposition to Gardee and Teagle comes as John Toomey stated Krasner is “culpable” in his son’s homicide.
He and different households of gun violence victims in Philadelphia are calling for Krasner’s impeachment, claiming that it isn’t Krasner’s job to behave as a protection lawyer and advocate for criminals – however to prosecute them as an alternative.
“I say we impeach this son of a b***h!” he stated to a crowd of individuals on Tuesday.
An announcement from Krasner’s workplace learn: “We don’t want to dignify the exploitation of people that have misplaced family members to violent crime.”
Toomey’s father, John Toomey, has joined households of different gun violence victims to name for the impeachment of Philadelphia’s District AttorneyCredit: Fox
Daniel Gardee and Saahir Teagle, each 17, have been taken into custody after a string of alleged crimesCredit: Fox