Reward offered in Frankford homicide investigation

Police are seeking information about a homicide on the 2100 block of Scattergood Street that happened in September.

The city of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of individuals involved in a shooting death on the 2100 block of Scattergood Street in September.

Police are looking to identify two vehicles and nine suspects caught on surveillance video at the scene of the crime. Video shows nine male individuals exiting the two vehicles and engaging with the victim, a 22-year-old male, and several other males in a physical altercation that ended in the victim being shot. The altercation happened Sept. 17 at 5:31 p.m.

Some of the males from the attacking group returned to the vehicles while others fled on foot.

Police describe one vehicle as a 2008 to 2018 white Dodge Avenger with dark tinted windows and missing the rear driver side hubcap, with duct tape around the driver side rear-view mirror. The other vehicle is a 2014 to 2020 black Acura MDX.

Police have released descriptions of four suspects:

  • A 16- to 18-year-old black male about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a dark complexion wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants and Air Max athletic shoes
  • A 16- to 18-year-old black male with short dreadlocks wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and gray athletic shoes
  • A Latino man with black hair wearing a gray Nike hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and dark athletic shoes who drove the Acura MDX
  • A male of unknown race with a thin build wearing a surgical-type face covering, dark hooded jacket and blue denim pants who drove the Dodge Avenger.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should call the PPD Homicide Division at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335 or email