Philadelphia shooting: 2 more suspects turn themselves in after 7-year-old boy shot, killed

Philadelphia shooting: 2 more suspects turn themselves in after 7-year-old boy shot, killed
According to WCAU, 27-year-old Damar Jones (left) surrendered to Philadelphia police Thursday afternoon, one day after Michael Banks, 30, turned himself in. (Philadelphia police)

PHILADELPHIA — Two more suspects are in police custody after a 7-year-old boy was struck and killed during a weekend shootout in Philadelphia.

According to WCAU, 27-year-old Damar Jones surrendered to Philadelphia police Thursday afternoon, one day after Michael Banks, 30, turned himself in.

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The men are two of three suspects who face murder, attempted murder and other charges after the boy, Zamar Jones, was struck Saturday during a shootout on North Simpson Street.

Police said Zamar Jones was playing on the porch when gunfire erupted about 7:40 p.m., WTXF and KYW reported earlier this week. The child, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, was rushed to a nearby hospital and died two days later, authorities said.

Police previously arrested Christopher Linder, 27, on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment, WTXF reported. Authorities upgraded the attempted murder charge to murder after the child died, according to the news outlet.

Police said Linder was driving a Chevy Silverado down North Simpson Street when he began shooting at people outside a home. Police believe two men returned fire at the vehicle, which crashed into a GMC Yukon, WTXF reported. Linder then got into the Yukon and fled, police said, adding that they arrested him later when he came back for the Silverado.

If you have information about the case, call Philadelphia police at 215-686-8477.