Boyfriend Questioned in N. Philly Woman's Murder: Cops

The U.S Marshals took 33-year-old Dominique Haynes into custody on Thursday.

By David Chang and Dan Stamm
|  Thursday, Nov 29, 2012  |  Updated 1:33 PM EDT
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Boyfriend Questioned in N. Philly Woman's Murder: Cops

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A North Philly mother was shot late Tuesday inside her apartment.

The live-in boyfriend of Rasheedah Blunt  is now in custody. The U.S. Marshals took Dominique Haynes, 33, in for questioning on Thursday.

Investigators say Blunt, 27, was shot inside a second-floor apartment on the 3500 block of Old York Road in North Philadelphia. She was found around 11:30 p.m. lying in bed with at least five gunshot wounds to the chest, torso and arms, according to investigators.Dominique+Haynes%2C+33%2C+is+being+considered+a+person+of+interest+in+the+shooting+death+of+a+North+Philadelphia+woman+late+Tuesday+night.

She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say Blunt's 6-year-old child and a 3-year-old child Blunt was babysitting were inside the home at the time of her death though they did not witness the shooting.

They were taken to the hospital for evaluation but were not injured.

Police believe Blunt and Haynes got in an argument shortly before her death.

Investigators say that Haynes was out on probation for an unspecified crime. He didn't show up to work Wednesday morning, police said.

 


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