Man Beaten to Death With Crowbar in Kensington

Police investigating whether beating prompted by road rage

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    A man is dead after being beaten in a head with a crowbar in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Police are investigating whether road rage played a factor. NBC 10's Christine Maddela reports.

    A man is dead after being beaten in a head with a crowbar in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

    The beating happened at 5:20 a.m. Saturday along the 2900 block of Emerald Street, say Philadelphia Police.

    Police identify the man as 41-year-old Roberto Perez. He died at the scene from head trauma.

    Perez's body was found near his white Chevy Suburban. Police say an argument appears to have sparked the crowbar beating. They were also looking in to whether road rage played a factor.

    Perez's neighbor, Jerry Posey, said the two were planning to go fishing on Sunday.

    "I was actually devastated. My heart goes out to his wife and kids. He wasn't just a neighbor, he was a friend," Posey said.

    Investigators have not made any arrests or released a suspect's description.

    Stay with NBC10.com for more on this developing story.


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