PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Police have arrested two men suspected of shooting and wounding a 57-year-old conductor during an attempted robbery at a Philadelphia commuter train station last month.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s police chief announced the arrests on Thursday.
Thomas Nestel says the accused gunman, 20-year-old Jemil Wylie, was arrested at a home on Tuesday. He says 23-year-old Donel Mills is accused as an accomplice and was already in custody on unrelated charges.
The conductor was shot in the lower back during the attempted robbery on May 10 at a station in the Mount Airy neighborhood.
Police say the conductor stepped off the train at the platform and was approached by two men, one of whom demanded money. The conductor pushed one away, but the second man shot him. The ordeal was caught on surveillance video.
No attorneys are listed for either man.
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