NAYZE MEDIA 3/18/2021 3:11pm(est)
A 20-year old was from Philadelphia was shot and killed less than an hour after being released from the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in the Holmesburg section of the city.
Philadelphia Prison Commissioner, Blanche Carney, said 20-year old Rodney Hargrove left the facility at 1am after posting bail on firearm and theft charges. Hargrove walked across the street from the facility to wait for a Septa bus. That was when a dark colored vehicle approached.
“Mr. Hargrove then ran back onto prison grounds after being pursued by the vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle caught up with Mr. Hargrove and then shot and killed him near the main entry gate”
Carney said. The vehicle then sped off. Carney also said the arm on the jail’s main gate was up at the time of the incident. The gate being up allowed the vehicle to continue pursuing Mr. Hargrove onto the jail’s facility, and ultimately killed him. So, why was the main gate’s arm open at 1am?
“For whatever reason, the officer raised it. We’re a 24-hour operation. We still have staff coming ang going off campus.” Commissioner Carney said. Hargrove had been in jail on his current charges for about a week before he was fatally shot. It’s still unclear who bailed him out, whether he was targeted, or how many people were in the car that pursued him, according to Carney. WHYY News (WHYYNews), reported this story first on March 18th, 2021.