PHOTO: Suspect Identified in Killing of 3-Year-Old
This is Brandon Ruffin. Police say he’s their remaining suspect in Friday night’s shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl. Douglas Woods, 22, has been charged with murder in the case.
“The following photo is of 22-year-old Brandon Ruffin, with a last known address on the 2300 block of Wharton Street in South Philadelphia,” police said in a Monday afternoon press release. “Ruffin is wanted by the Homicide Unit for his involvement in the quadruple shooting/homicide that occurred on Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:40 pm, on the 1500 block of South Etting Street.”
“Police responded to the shooting, upon their arrival they located victim No. 1- 3 year old Tynirah Borum, from (1600 block of) Christian Street suffering from a gunshot wound to her chest; she was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia by police where she was pronounced at 10:21pm. Victim No. 2- a 24-year-old male (target), was located with a gunshot wound to the head; he was transported to the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania by police in critical condition. Victim No. 3 -a 28-year-old female was located suffering from a gunshot wound to her left arm, and victim No. 4- a 21-year-old male was located suffering from a gunshot wound to his right leg. They were transported to HUP by police in stable condition.”
“Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brandon Ruffin is asked to contact Homicide at 215-686-3334/35, or dial 911. Please remember there is a $20,000 Reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in this investigation, as well as all homicide investigations.”
In a separate release, police added: “The Homicide Unit has arrested and charged 22 year old Douglas Woods from, (1700 block of) Ellsworth Street. Woods is charged with: Murder, 3 counts of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Violation of Uniform Firearms Act, and related offenses.