Man wanted for fatally hitting homeless woman with car

Carl Shinholster
Philadelphia police are looking for Carl Shinholster, who they say struck and killed a homeless woman back in March. Photo credit Philadelphia Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are looking for a man they say struck and killed a homeless woman back in March.

According to officials, the victim, 61-year-old Takela Bailey, was walking across Broad Street, near Lehigh Avenue, just after 9:30 p.m. on March 14 when they say Carl Shinholster ran a red light and struck her.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

He did stop, and police got his information. Charges have now been filed against him.

Shinholster is wanted on charges of homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving.

Anyone with information on Shinholster is asked to contact the Accident Investigation District at 215-685-3180. The public can also submit a tip at 215-686-8477 or call 911.