Recently, in the “City of Brotherly Love”, aka Philly, a 16 year old named Ameen Hurst was charged with 4 murders and was labeled a hitman by some in law enforcement, though the motives for the killings and why Hurst was the triggerman was not released. Whether young Ameen is an actual hitman or not, the case made me think of several of the stories I’ve done, including my interviews with convicted teenage hitman “Kurt McGurt” of Detroit.
Ameen Hurst’s final crime occured, I would say “ironically”, but its too disturbing to be ironic because it happened on the grounds of the county Jail itself in Philadelphia. On March 18, victim Rodney Hargrove, 20, was gunned down an hour after his father bailed him out of Philadelphia’s Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility at 1:00 in the morning on gun chargers. Hargrove walked over to the bus stop across from the jail, then Ameen Hurst, allegedly, arrived in a car, saw Hargrove, who then ran back onto the jail grounds with the car carrying Ameen chasing him.
So Hargrove runs back toward the very jail that had deprived him of his freedom seeking safety, but there was NO GUARD at the entry AND the gate, which should have blocked any car from getting in, WAS RAISED! The car chasing Hargrove was able to follow him onto the jail grounds and, according to prosecutors, 16 year old Ameen Hurst gunned him down.
Hurst was arrested within 48 hours after that and has been in custody since March 20. He is being charged as an adult. He is 16.
35 Years in Prison: