District Attorney Reviewing North Hills Shooting



Abington Police Deputy Chief John Livingood said this morning that no charges have been filed in the Feb. 22 shooting and assault involving five men in the 3000 block of Mount Carmel Avenue in the North Hills section of Abington.

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“The [Montgomery County] DA is reviewing the charges,” Livingood said. “There are no charges now.”

None of the men has a violent criminal history.

Livingood said the incident stemmed from what he called a “monetary and a business issue,” though he said he didn’t know the exact amount of money in dispute.

The incident happened in the rear of the fenced-in property. There are no signs on the building to indicate what kind of business it is. However, there is what appears to be a hotrod in the rear of the building; there is a cluttered room including a cot in the front room of the building.

Livingood said he believes the Greens ran an automotive interior business; he added that the Greens used to operate out of a shop on Easton Road, across from Sussman Honda, called “Extreme Interiors.” 

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Police released more information about a Wednesday night shooting in the 3000 block of Mount Carmel Avenue in the North Hills section of Abington.

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According to police, John Razzi, 57, of North Hills; Michael Razzi, 48, of Horsham; and Joseph Turco, 44, of North Hills, entered a business at 3009 Mount Carmel Avenue to confront two men regarding a debt.

The two men — who run a business at that location — are Christopher Green, 31; and John Green, 36.

According to police, Michael Razzi had a bat or axe handle in his hands at the time, and Turco had an electric stun device in his possession. Both Greens were working on a vehicle toward the rear of the fenced-in property.

The confrontation between the two groups got physical; John Green was stuck with the axe handle. Christopher Green fired at least two shots, and one of them struck Michael Razzi in the leg.

During the struggle Turco employed the electric stun device on Christopher Green, and John Green got possession of the gun and shot John Razzi in the leg, according to police.

Christopher Green has a valid permit for the handgun.

Both Razzis were taken to to be treated for their injuries.

The investigation is ongoing; police did not say if any charges will be filed.

Victor B. Krievins February 29, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I have complete faith in DA Risa Ferman and her staff to conduct an independent investigation and to bring charges as deemed to be appropriate if so required.
MARK P0NTARELLI March 01, 2012 at 06:49 PM
rm March 01, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I agree with Mark


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