Black Shoots White Man in Head During Argument on Philadelphia Train

Tahmir Banks

Getting into arguments with blacks is a futile endeavor.

At best, you win the argument, and they shoot you.

At worst, you lose the argument, and they still shoot you.

The Philadelphia Enquirer:

A 21-year-old Delaware County man has been arrested in last month’s fatal shooting of a Kensington man on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line train, Philadelphia police said Wednesday.

Tahmir Banks, of the unit block of Beverly Avenue in East Lansdowne, was arrested and charged Friday with murder, gun violations, and related offenses in the March 30 shooting death of 41-year-old Nicholas Troxell.

A police spokesperson said the motive for the shooting was an argument, but did not elaborate. The shooting was believed to have occurred while the westbound train was near the Erie-Torresdale station shortly after midnight.

After SEPTA police learned of the shooting, they removed Troxell — who was shot once in the head — when the train stopped at the Allegheny station in Kensington. He was pronounced dead shortly afterward at Temple University Hospital.

Troxell’s family could not be reached for comment Wednesday. An online obituary said he was a devoted dad to five children and had seven grandchildren. “Nick’s family will remember him for his artistic talent, and like many who grew up in Philly, he displayed this through street graffiti art,” the obituary said.

No attorney was listed for Banks. He was denied bail and was being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

Nicholas Troxell