PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (WEST PHILLY)
Police say two women are currently in custody, in connection with a tenant-landlord argument, that ended with the landlord being shot and killed. 6 ABC ACTION NEWS reported that the incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. on the 3900 block of Poplar Street in West Philly, on Friday afternoon.
Police responded to a call for a “person shot” on the block. When they arrived, they found a male victim who had been shot multiple times. He was rushed to Presbyterian Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police believe the drama started when the two women, who live in the same building, confronted the landlord about there being no electricity in the bedrooms. The confrontation escalated into gunshots, when one of the women pulled out a gun and began letting loose. Police say the landlord was shot in front of his girlfriend, who fled and locked herself in the bathroom after witnessing the shooting/murder. Police say the two women kicked the bathroom door in, during their attempt to track down the one witness to the crime. The girlfriend jumped from a second-floor window before the women managed to kick the door in, to avoid being next to get shot. The girlfriend ran several blocks and called police.
Police arrived and knocked on the landlord’s door. The two women answered the door and told police that everything was o.k. Police say as they were talking to the women at the door, they noticed a man slumped over near the stairs. Police say they rushed in to “render aid” to the man.
The two women were positively ID’d as the suspects in the shooting by the girlfriend. The one witness that got away. Police say they are searching the women’s home for the murder weapon. At last report they were awaiting a warrant to enter the women’s homes.