06/28/2012

Man guns down veteran, escapes from police station

Suspect, 18, killed a Korean War vet in his home and escaped custody through an unsecured access panel

By Morgan Zalot
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Joseph Fleming, a decorated Korean War veteran who raised six children in Southwest Philadelphia, stayed in his neighborhood even after it took a turn for the worse — only to be gunned down at age 80 by a young thug who broke into his well-kept corner rowhouse to steal his laptop.

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