Mississippi resident slain in South Philly


Heading to the 2400 block of South 24th Street at 2:45 a.m., officers discovered Luke Ellington, of Hattiesburg, Miss., situated in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Tundra with a gunshot wound to his chest. Nearly three hours later, personnel at Penn Presbyterian pronounced the 23-year-old dead.

Police interviewed a man who had been in the car with the deceased and learned that someone had fired a gun from across a parking lot. When officers approached the described motorist, he fled in a Hyundai Sonata. They eventually caught up with Ohio resident Sem Savannara and charged him with murder and related offenses. Authorities also stated they found a gun in the vehicle and noted that a 25-year-old female was a passenger in the Sonata yet did not reveal her identity or state whether they will be charging her with anything.