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The Bobster
03-27-2018, 10:02 AM

Police Searching For Suspect After 21-Year-Old Man Stabbed To Death In Chinatown
March 26, 2018 at 11:58 pm


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) Police are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed to death in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia early Monday morning.

Police say 21-year-old Tirus Kitchen was found stabbed in the chest twice shortly after 5:30 a.m. on the 1000 block of Appletree Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching for suspect 23-year-old Tong Wu.

tong wu mugshot Police Searching For Suspect After 21 Year Old Man Stabbed To Death In Chinatown

Wu is between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11 and weighs around 200 to 230 pounds. :mad:

Police say Wu is armed and dangerous. They say he is known to frequent the areas of Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market.

The Bobster
03-27-2018, 10:57 AM

Suspect Kills Man With Sword After Argument in Chinatown Boarding House, Police Say
The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim twice with a 12-inch sword.
By David Chang and Denise Nakano
Published at 10:51 PM EDT on Mar 26, 2018 | Updated at 12:18 AM EDT on Mar 27, 2018

A man died in his girlfriend’s arms after he was stabbed with a sword by another man following an argument in a boarding house in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, investigators said.

Kamisha White, 28, told NBC10 the ordeal began Monday around 5:30 a.m. inside a boarding house on 10th and Appletree streets where she, her boyfriend Tirus Kitchen, 21, and Tony Wu, 23, all lived. According to White, the men were arguing in the stairway leading to the basement of the building when Wu allegedly took out a 12-inch sword and stabbed Kitchen twice in the chest.

“Basically, I opened the door and they were tussling and he asked to talk to him,” White said. “After that I thought he punched him, but he actually stabbed him.”

White told NBC10 Kitchen died in her arms.

“I’m upset,” White said. “I’m not angry. Just hurt. He didn’t deserve it.”

Kitchen worked as a cook as well as in maintenance in the past, according to White.

“He was hardworking, determined,” White said. “He had a future.”

Wu, a Chinese National who previously worked on a cruise ship, according to sources, fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous, police said. He is described as an Asian man standing between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11 and weighing between 200 and 230 pounds.

L & I officials are also investigating the boarding house where the deadly stabbing took place. According to investigators, the boarding house is illegal.

If you have any information on Wu’s whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.

(L to R), Tony Wu, Tirus Kitchen