Crime in Frankford

From the Daily News today:

A retired Philadelphia cop working as a pizza deliveryman fatally shot a 14-year-old boy who was pointing a gun at him during an attempted robbery yesterday morning in Frankford, police said.

…the 14-year-old and two other suspects were trying to rob the ex-officer at gunpoint while he was delivering a pizza about 1:15 a.m. on Lesher Street near Bridge, police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said.

The boy pointed the gun at the former cop while his cohorts — also believed to be teenagers — attempted to go through the victim’s pockets, Vanore said.

But the deliveryman — whose name was withheld by police — was able to reach into a pocket and pull out a semiautomatic Glock, which he had a permit to carry, Vanore said.

The deliveryman shot the gun-wielding boy once in the chest, and the boy was pronounced dead at 2:14 a.m. at Temple University Hospital, police said. His identity was not released pending notification of his family and the identification of his alleged accomplices.

It’s never a great thing to take a life, even when you are justified as this case seems to be.  But these kids have taken the wrong path and maybe some other stupid kid will realize that now.  When they take up the path of violence, it leads to death. 

There will be some who will be second guessing the ex-cop.  When somebody points a gun at you, they give up the right to a second chance.  Cops know that.  Read the rest of the story here.

  • Godmom

    Why!!!!!!!!!!
    Why: have’ nt media not published the amount of witnesses who gave a different account of the what the pizza man said. (law biding citzens)
    Why: have they noted that the 14yr olds mother is a drug addict. Not a college graduate, who works every day, and took good care of her son.
    Why: are they taking the account of the ex-cop and nothing else matters.
    Why:Does it hurt so bad when, the everyone else has a different account off what happened
    (which goes with the 14yr olds demenour). But
    the only only story that is considered is the pizza man. Why, because he is an ex-Cop.
    Ask yourself if he made a mistake that could cost him his freedom, would he say something.
    or would he give his own account which would
    paint the 14yr old in a horrible light. A HORRIBLE LIGHT OR HIS FREEDOM. I guess he picked his freedom.
    Shareef was funny, always got in trouble for coming outside in his white socks. Beautiful room, never liked to keep it clean though,Oh they called him Shareff the Truth, because he was the truth on the football field with those long gangley leg. He was soooo skinny but ate every snack in sight. He still liked to sleep in his moms room. He hid under the bed when he would get in trouble by his grandmom. He would say Im sorry when he did something wrong
    Thugs dont do thee above!!!!

  • Godmom

    Shareef Jones:

    Godmon loves you! And the truth will come out
    To whom it may concern,
    God saw what you did, and it cost my Godson his life. And it caused a man to cover his mistake due to fear. It caused the media to print those stories (untrue) just to make news.
    U caused this and FOR WHAT!! Free pizza

  • FRANKFORD

    FRANFORD CHARGERS FOOTBALL TEAM

    LOVES, SHAREEF (THE TRUTH) JONES.

    RIP

  • Gil

    Godmom contact us at tips@frankfordgazette.com

  • The not naive one

    WHY: Why was a 14 year old out running the streets at 1:15 in the morning?

    WHY: would a delivery guy, who was a trained ex cop, shoot someone who didn’t have a gun.

    I’m guessing the answer to the first question is bad parenting.

    I’m guessing the answer to the second question is he wouldn’t.

    So is godmom admitting the kid was trying to jack the pizza with her final statement….U caused this and FOR WHAT!! Free pizza
    Is she saying though he didn’t have a gun and shouldn’t have been shot? It’s ok to jack a pizza if you don’t use a gun?

    14 year old boys should be home asleep at 1:15 in the morning. Not jacking a delivery guy.

  • FRANKFORD

    No Wipe, he was not running the streets he was at a sleep over (on the block) and was aloud to attend a party with a number of his teammates
    Oh Im sorry you never begged your mom to stay out later than usual when you did not have school. Im Sorry
    Why: would a trained cop stick a broom stick up a mans ass and cause major damage to a mans insides ,then wave a shitty stick around the district. Oh Im sorry he admitted that because he was caught on camera. If no cameras and no damage what would he have said?? Hmmmmmmmm.
    Bad parenting, I know not!! U just dont know
    Also Wipe, I mean Naive. If you could read, I was speaking to the actual person who did what they did to the officer. And also to the officer who knows he shot the wrong person. But my bad, he’s an ex cop who would would not give a damn about his freedon and admit that he shot the wrong person. Yeh Right!!!
    Oh the media said his mother was on crack
    but, I guess they forgot to tell everyone that to prove them wrong she disclosed a requested drug test(NEGATIVE). How hurtful it is that the entire world is being told that your a drug addict when your not nor have ever been.

    You dont know me, and I dont know you. We could go back and fourth all day, but I won’t
    I knew Shareef, and I spoke with a number of witnesses who gave statements and it just doesnt match up with what the officers account. And I dont have crack head
    God bring the truth to light & clear Shareefs name.
    AMEN!!

  • FRANKFORD

    SHAREEF (THE TRUTH )JONES WE LOVE U

  • FKD

    STICK UP MAN, WE HOPE IT EATS YOU ALIVE, EVERY WAKING HOUR.

  • blessed assurance

    Frans, a beautiful Mother and everyone knows
    it except you and now due to the media ,some phildelphians who believe that the media prints
    nothing but the truth.

    Stick up man, I hope you never sleep again
    you are to blame and you know who you are

  • Donald

    I hope the retired police officer (pizza delivery man) is investigated. I don’t think his only option was to kill a 14 year old child. It seems to me that the pizza delivery man made a serious mistake that cost the life of a child.

    If if the 14 year old was robbing the pizza delivery man, the pizza delivery man had a enough training as an ex-cop to respond or react in a differant way.

    This case needs to be investigated to the fullest.!

  • Justice4Shareef

    I agree with Godmom, Frankford, and Donald. People need to stop criminalizing the 14 year-old victim, and unite with the demand for the immediate release of the name of the killer “ex-cop”/pizza man, as well as his immediate arrest and trial for murder. Demand Justice for Shareef! justice4shareef@inpdum.org

  • Love ALL

    THE EX COP IS LIAR, AND GOD SAW WHAT HE DID. I HOPE EVERY WAKING HOUR EVERYONE WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH THIS COVERUP NEVER HAS ANY LUCK IN ANY AREA OF THEIR LIVES UNTIL THEY COME FORWARD. BUT THEN AGAIN YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO JUST DONT CARE, LIKE U PIZZA MAN AND ALL INVOLVED.
    SIGNED: SOMEONE WHO WOULD NEVER LEAVE ONE COMMENT UNLESS IT WAS THE TRUTH, U ALL JUST DONT KNOW HOW CORRUPT THE SYSTEM IS (NOT ALL BUT SO MANY)

  • leah

    I love you shareef and we all miss you alot and we wish you was here with us now so from this day imma say fuck the police!

    lovr you REEF
    FKD

  • eriana

    shareef i love u and miss u

  • francine walker

    iam the mother of shareet lee jones and for the record shareef was shot twice not once from what witnessess say mr vanore and media. and shareef was not stupid mr vanore get your facts straight.

  • nay .

    i miss you reef , man i wish yu was here wif us today , yu didnt deserve it , i would never forget about yu and your sense of humor , yu would never be replaced ; i just wish i could bring yu back for one day . why yu ????????????
    i love yu man , see yu wen i get there<3

    -nay .

  • ashe

    i love u lil brother… I kno your well taken care me now. God is now finishing the nurturing that ur mother started. I love u reef

  • hello , my name is francine walker

    IAM THE MOTHER OF SHAREET LEE JONES AND AS I SIT IN HIS ROOM IAM THINKING OF THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER AND HOW I MISS HIM SO MUCH AND HOW GOD IS TAKING CARE OF HIM NOW. WHAT MAKES ME STAY STRONG EVERYDAY I LOOK UP INTO THE HEAVENS AND PRAY FOR JUSTICE FOR MY BABY BOY . HE NEVER KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT GUNS AND FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE HIS LIFE AND BE ABLE TO BE FREE IS A DISGRACE MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL AND EVERY TIME THE MURDERER OF MY SON LOOKS IN THE MIRROR I HOPE YOU SEE MY SONS FACE MAY THE EARTH BENEATH YOUR FEET CRUMBLE.

  • little saleem (big cuzzin)

    yo reef,whatssup babe boy?i miss you so sos so much.i wish you was up here at the mills wit me youngin.we be palying ball rite now or i’ll be killin you in madden lol..little buddy ,i wish u was here wit me so bad………..rest in peace little man i’ll never 4get you.
    ya big cuzzin leem

  • little saleem (big cuzzin)

    aunt francine stay strong…..i love you so much
    i’m sorry 4 what happen to you son
    we all miss him
    see you the 23…love leem! fkd

  • francine walker

    on december 6th shareet lee jones turned 15 years old . instead of giving him the party i promised i went to his grave site and placed a plant down in the dirt. happy b-day my baby boy he truly was a baby

  • aunt clivette

    iam drawing, whats up ? I MISS U SO MUCH !!!!! i wish you was still here i remember everythibg about u from when you was first born> if we can go back in time : playing cards:games telling stories iam crying now because things just aint right becase your not here>everyone miss you alot and love you things will nevER BE THE SAME AGAIN………………I KNOW YOUR AND HEAVEN NOW TELL MY TWIN I SAID I LOVE HIM ALSO. UNTIL THEN I LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!

  • little saleem

    yo reef…whatssup
    happy b-day little hoime
    wish you was here wit me rite now man.
    oh yea, yea team went to the superbowl and won
    yea babe we world champs now reef…

    damn why yall take ma little homie from me rip reef!

  • sabrina

    I never thought this would happen 2 u shareef
    well i miss u and love u
    your lil sis Laila do to
    when pictures of u are pulled out she kisses them all the time

    RIP

  • Anonymous

    So in Frankford, crack-addicted mothers give guns to 14 year-old boys ? Do 12 year-olds get a knife for their birthday ? And what’s an appropriate birthday present for a 10 year-old – a box cutter ?

  • Shawn

    Wats p reef u kno we miss czzin we see u smiling we gonna bring another chip home for u

  • Jeff

    If I Find That Cop That Killed ma Friend I Am Going To Kill Him Yea I Know To Wrong Dont Make A Right But That Was Ma Friend And Now Hes Not Here But That Fucking Cop Get To Sleep At Night R.i.p Shareef I Love You

  • mother francine

    next month will be one year that my son was mudered by an ex-cop(dirtycop) and everyone that was there and know what happened where are you now rest in peace shareef mommy wont give up. I LOVE YOU WILL ALL MY HEART

  • big cuzin kysh

    sharref lee jones i miss u little cuzin. Im sitting here thinking about you at grandmom house. Im remembering all of the fun times we had when you were here. Like remember late night me and you will go to the park and play one-on-one. We use to play until your mom start drawling, lol..Also im thinking of the fun we gonna have when we see eachother agin. I have a whole lot of things to tell you about!

    I hate saying it but “I can’t belive your gone!!!”. Thats wat I say if not every night, every other night. It seems so unreal maybe cause after all this time I think this is all one big dream, or so a nightmare because that same night just keep replaying in my mind. Thats one night I will never forget I was just with you that night.

    But Reef don’t worry about anything because your true friends and family will never ever let you or any of your memories dissapear.

    One love, Big cuzin Kysh

  • PizzaMurdersMustStop

    Yet another pizza delivery man was murdered by thieves last night in Mantua. If this keeps happening no one will be able to get fresh pizza pies delivered to their home. The violence directed against pizza delivery drivers in this city must stop!

  • Rara Little Sistah(Antonette)

    R.i.p Reef We all and miss ya lil badd ass
    iLOve Yhu

  • Antonette(iNetta)

    When Can Yuu Live Wen The Best Part Of Yhu Die

  • Frankford R.i.p reef

    Rest in peace reef i miss you! One day we gonna meet again the whole fkd miss you man you are FOREVER in all of our hearts i’ll never forget all the good times we had