Police Shoot, Kill Man in Kensington Home

Man, 19, allegedly shot his aunt before pointing his semi-automatic handgun at police

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:32 PM EDT
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A man is shot by Philadelphia Police inside a home in Kensington. Police say he raised a gun to officers moments after he shot his aunt. NBC10's Chris Cato has details.

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A man is shot by Philadelphia Police inside a home in Kensington. Police say he raised a gun to officers moments after he shot his aunt. NBC10's Chris Cato has details.

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Philadelphia Police shot and killed a man in the living room of a Kensington home Wednesday night after the 19-year-old allegedly pointed his weapon at officers investigating a domestic violence shooting.

Officers were called to the home on Braddock Street near E Schiller Street around 7:45 after a 36-year-old woman was found "bleeding profusely" on the sidewalk outside the home, said Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

Police say the unidentified shooter allegedly got into an argument with the woman, his aunt, inside the home. At some point during the fight the man allegedly shot his aunt several times as other family members -- including children -- watched in horror.

Investigators say the man died at the scene of a single gunshot wound -- he still had his gun in hand. His aunt was taken to Temple University Hospital where she was in stable condition with multiple gunshot wounds to her torso.

No one else was injured.

Police continued to investigate the scene through Wednesday night.

Neighbors told NBC10 that the family often had loud screaming matches in the home.

"You would hear them arguing from a closed door, you could hear them in the street," said neighbor Kia Wilson.

 


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