Man agreed to buy $12,600 worth of snakes, then shot dealer
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who shot a snake dealer at a suburban Philadelphia shopping center has been convicted of attempted murder and robbery.
The Delaware County Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1uVVuVP ) reports that 35-year-old Rasheem Dowdy of Allentown was also convicted in Delaware County of aggravated assault, robbery of a motor vehicle and a firearms count.
Ridley Township police said Dowdy arranged to buy $12,600 worth of snakes but then robbed the breeder in the Woodlyn Shopping Center parking lot in January 2012. The robber shot the dealer and fled in his SUV but crashed it in nearby Folsom.
Police later recovered a handgun and a jacket containing another gun.
Prosecutors said DNA tests of the weapons and clothing matched a sample taken from Dowdy.
Information from: Delaware County Daily Times, http://www.delcotimes.com