Saturday, April 11, 2015

Philadelphia Police Seeking Suspects After Violent Assault; 2 In Custody        Posted: Apr 10, 2015 By Brian Wilson,

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Philadelphia Police are investigating a violent aggravated assault in the Olney section of Philadelphia. Two women have already been arrested for their involvement in the assault, but authorities are still looking for several additional suspects.
Police have released surveillance footage of the April 7th attack that took place just before 7:00 p.m. on the 5500 block of North 5th Street.
Officers responded to a report of a fight in the street, and arrived on location to find a 51-year-old male lying on the ground bleeding from his head.
Surveillance video recovered from a nearby camera, showed a group of unknown males and females exiting a gray mini-van, as several occupants approach and then violently assault the male. Some of the attackers were armed with a hammer, mace, and a piece of wood.
A short time after the assault, officers spotted a silver Honda Odessy in the parking lot of Einstein Hospital with two female occupants. Those occupants were recognized as suspects in the assault, and were taking into custody.
Police have identified them as 24-year-old Shareena Joachim, and 34-year-old Aleathea Gilliard. Both are from the 400 block of West Wellens Avenue.
Both women are facing charges including attempted murder, and various assault and endangerment charges.
Police are still looking for a number of additional suspects seen in the video.
The victim was taken to Einstein Hospital where he was treated for head injuries and is listed in critical condition.
   Gilliard (L), and Joachim (R) are facing several charges including attempted murder.   Gilliard (L), and Joachim (R) are facing several charges including attempted murder

Anyone with information about these suspects should contact the police.

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