PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (WEST PHILLY)
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Police say a homeowner shot and killed a man he caught breaking into his car in West Philly last night. According to a report from 6 ABC ACTION NEWS, at around 10:30 police received a call of shots fired on the 4400 block of Fairmount Avenue.
Responding officers found a 23-year old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was lying in between two houses on the 700 block of 44th Street. He was rushed to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving.
After investigation, police learned that the 23-year old deceased individual, had allegedly entered the rear-fence of a home on Fairmount Avenue. He allegedly threw a brick through the window of a 2018 Alfa Romeo SUV that was parked inside of the gated backyard area. Police say the noise caused the 49-year old homeowner to go out back and check things out.
Police said the homeowner shot the 23-year old at least three times with a semi-automatic weapon. The 23-year old ran about half a block before he collapsed. Police said the 23-year old is known to them, and lives in the neighborhood. Three spent shell casings were reportedly found in the backyard by police. The brick used to break the SUV’s window was found lying in the passenger seat of the truck. No charges have been filed against the homeowner at this time.