Man Charged in West Philly Triple Stabbing

Police say Ronald Stanley, 55, stabbed three people on Tuesday.

Ronald Stanley

A 55-year-old man has been charged with stabbing three people, including one man who died from his wounds, in West Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Police said Ronald Stanley entered a Cricket Wireless store on Baltimore Avenue near 56th Street about 1:30 p.m. and allegedly stabbed a 31-year-old man who was in line.

Stanley marched back outside, where he tussled with a 50-year-old man who suffered stab wounds to both of his hands.

Police said Stanley then stabbed 30-year-old Nathan Ackison in the chest. Ackison, of Chester Avenue near 48th Street, died at Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center a short while later.

Stanley’s two other alleged victims survived their wounds. Police Commissioner Richard Ross said this morning that the attack appeared completely random.

Ackison’s murder was one of six that occurred in the city during an eight-hour span.

Stanley, of 58th Street near Angora Terrace, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and related offenses.

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