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Police: Arrest in Pa. botched backpack robbery

October 4, 2013
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charges have been filed in connection with the deadly shooting of a man in South Philadelphia for his backpack.

WCAU-TV ( said Friday that 21-year-old Tyreek McNeil is charged with murder, robbery, theft and weapons charges. He is being held without bail awaiting a preliminary hearing on Oct. 16.

Police said McNeil rode up to 22-year-old Jose Gabino-Aparicio on a bicycle in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 26 and demanded his backpack.

Investigators said a struggle began and three shots were fired that struck the victim in the back.

Gabino-Aparicio's family said he was walking home from work and stopped at his brother-in-law's bakery to get bread for his family's breakfast.


Information from: WCAU-TV,



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