Police in Philadelphia are reaching out for assistance in locating two carjack killers, and have now offered a reward in excess of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. On Friday, two men held a driver at gunpoint, stole an SUV and crashed the vehicle at an intersection where a mother and her three daughters were selling fruit to benefit a church fundraiser for the building of a playground.
Reports The Associated Press, via officer.com: “Investigators said they are working hard to apprehend the suspects, who fled on foot after crashing the vehicle Friday at an intersection in North Philadelphia where Keisha Williams, 34, and her three children, aged 7 to 15, were selling fruit for a church fundraiser.”
The suspects hijacked a Toyota 4Runner belonging to an unnamed 45-year-old real estate agent. The female who owned the SUV was told to get into the backseat and was held at gunpoint. The carjackers then sped away, but as they were negotiating a high-speed turn at the corner of Allegheny and Germantown, the SUV blew a tire, sending the vehicle crashing into a crowd of people outside of the Mount Zion church, injuring Williams and killing her children, Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Joseph Reed, 10, and Terrence Williams, 7.
Keisha Williams is in an induced coma at the hospital because of the extent of her injuries. The mother of five is not yet aware that three of her kids were run down and murdered. Two others were also injured, including the owner of the SUV and a 65-year-old woman who was helping out at the fruit stand. The men fled on foot after the crash.
“There are no words to describe how I feel right now, but we do need to find these two guys,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey.
A reward sum of $110,000 was raised by the Philly police and the Fraternal Order of Police. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.
Update: SpreadIt.com is now reporting that police may have two suspects in custody:
According to close sources to the Philadelphia police, on Sunday two men, one African American who is 19-year-old and the other who is said to be Hispanic and is 20 years of age were interviewed in connection with the deadly carjacking that occurred on Friday.