NBC10 - Katy Zachry
Police are investigating the murder of a man found dead outside of his grandmothers home.
A visit to grandma’s house ended in a man’s death overnight.
Terrell Nelson of the 1800 block of S 20th Street was at his grandmother’s house along the 2600 block of Wolf Street in South Philadelphia when he began talking with several men in the fenced-in backyard just before 10 p.m., according to Philadelphia Police.
Witnesses told police that suddenly they heard two gunshots and they saw the man collapse in the yard.
“Upon police arrival they found a 27-year-old male victim who was on the ground,” said police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
Officers rushed Nelson to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania where he was pronounced dead minutes later from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police said an argument appeared to be the motive for the shooting. Investigators poured over evidence in hopes of identifying any suspects.
Nelson had a history of run-ins with the law dating all the way back to 2002 when he was found guilty of reckless endangerment and assault, according to court records. He was also found guilty of drug possession in 2004 and pleading guilty to the same charge in 2006.
He was set to go on trial on drug charges next month, according to court documents.
This wasn’t the only shooting overnight. Across the city in West Philadelphia an unidentified man in his 20s was shot in the neck while riding his bike near 52nd and Chestnut Streets. Police didn’t immediately have details on any suspects or motives.
Philadelphia Police ask anyone with information on these shootings to contact them.