Three people are in the hospital after investigators say an argument between a man and his girlfriend led to a police-involved shooting in the Frankford section of the city Sunday.
Police say a 22-year-old man was arguing with his 20-year-old girlfriend around 3:15 a.m. on the 2000 block of Margaret Street.
Investigators say the woman had just left a party and spotted her boyfriend. She tried to run away from him but he followed her inside a neighbor’s home and fired at some point through the front window before she was shot in the face, according to investigators. Police say the man also shot the woman's 21-year-old brother in the stomach.
Family and friends identified the woman as Keira Aviles. They say Aviles had just moved back into the home Friday because she was trying to get away from her abusive boyfriend.
Neighbors say they heard an argument just before the shooting.
“Earlier before that you heard ‘No, no, no’...like maybe 15 minutes before that…then you heard the shots, and then you heard the screams,” said Keisha Miles.
Investigators say as they arrived the suspect ran away. Police chased the suspect to the 4600 block of Frankford Avenue. He allegedly pointed his gun towards them and officers shot him in the back.
The woman and her brother were taken to Hahnemann Hospital where they are listed in critical condition.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to Hahnemann Hospital. He is also listed in critical condition. Police say the man’s revolver was recovered in a nearby open lot.
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