Police Searching for Norristown Man Involved in Recent Shootings

A felony warrant has been issued for Kyree Wells on firearms charges stemming from a Dec. 21 shoot out in Norristown.

Norristown Police are currently searching for 21-year-old Kyree Wells in connection with several shootings in Norristown in recent weeks. Wells is facing firearm-related charges after police executing a search warrant on his home found several guns, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

According to Norristown Police Detective Lt. Michael Crescitelli, Wells was one of two men involved in an alleged . That shoot out sent a Philadelphia man, to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The man's condition is currently unknown.

Wells reportedly told police that he was sitting in a vehicle in the 110 block of West Airy Street on Dec. 21 when he was shot at by the Philadelphia man. He denies having returned fire.

"[Wells] is currently not being charged with the shooting that night," Lt. Crescitelli wrote Norristown Patch in an email. "Nor is he a suspect in the homicide [of Paul Brown.]

Wells also reportedly told police that he was shot at early Wednesday morning in the area of Arch and East Oak streets. According to Lt. Crescitelli, the suspect told police he believed there was a contract on his life relating to the Oct. 20 murder of Ryan Ladson-Singleton. It is still unclear what the nature of the suspect's involvement in that crime might be.

Anyone with information about Wells' whereabouts or the recent shootings should contact the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.


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Really January 04, 2013 at 09:13 PM
@James Myers, what was your TRUE purpose of the “Norristown Patch” I have been reading some of these comments and it’s a bunch of arguing amongst each other, name calling, racist comments (which I am shock, I didn’t realize we had so many that still dislike Blacks) and etc. Thank God these comments are written under “unknown” names because we could run into more issues if we knew who is really behind the comments. Is this your purpose of the patch? Per RZRO “Time to move before these roaches hurt someone in my family” Per Josh “it keeps occurring because of the scum like this. These animals destroyed Norristown because they think they are owed something” Per Timothy “Just let them (the blacks) kill each other off. That's what Al Qaeda does with suicide bombers. Problem solved.” Per leeroyjames “norristown is a dump...all these black thugs diminishing the property value...used to be nice before the "ghetto" took over” and its some others that say stuff that’s is totally unacceptable …why aren’t these comments deleted, why aren’t these people blocked, like what are they saying to help the situation at hand? Are these the comments you’re looking for? I’m sure the Police read these emails as well, are these type of comments helping to solve ANY of these acts? I feel if you don’t have a solution or secretly giving info to help, why are you commenting on here?
RZRO January 07, 2013 at 12:04 AM
This scum bag is in the area.! Saw him at Norristown MacD's and reported immediately! If you see him, please 'snitch'! He's has no regard for human life!
James Myers January 07, 2013 at 02:44 AM
My purpose with Norristown Patch is to provide residents with as much information as I can give them. It's also here to give everyone a place to discuss and debate the issues that arrise from that information. I try to keep this an open space with as little censorship as possible. Unfortunately, with that space for free speech comes the responsibility of standing up against people who make ignorant, vile and racist comments – something I neither condone or appreciate. I've struggled with this issue both here and our Facebook page. If I were to start censoring people whose opinions and expressions I found distasteful and ignorant, I would have to allow for deletion of comments that everyone found distasteful and ignorant which would mean most everyone would be deleted. I try only to delete someone when the obscenities become too much or they resort to threats of violence. Any reader who finds a comment objectionable is able to flag that comment. If a comment is flagged three times, it's removed from the site for consideration. I know this is hard, believe me. It would be much easier for me to just delete every comment that is even remotely distasteful as soon as I see it. The truth is that wouldn't make those thoughts or ideas go away, it only sweeps them under the rug to continue on in the darkness. I'd prefer we confront these things head on and answer them with intelligence and thoughtfulness. The only way to beat the darkness is to light a candle.
John Q. Public January 07, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Some feel the 'recent shootings and killings' are 'INAPPROPRIATE and INSENSITIVE,' and comments merely reflect that.
SAA January 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
I just wanna know why?? whenever people make comments that some people right away take it to be racist that man never wrote let (the blacks) kill each other what he is saying let those who choose to be a ongoing problem in the community not wanting to work an honest day,hang on street corners,and just sell drugs or rob hard working people in norristown,let those (ROACHES) kill one another he never once said black meaning whether he is white spanish black purple green!!!just saying!!!!


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