Intruder or Boyfriend? Resident Shoots, Kills Man Inside Philadelphia Apartment - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Intruder or Boyfriend? Resident Shoots, Kills Man Inside Philadelphia Apartment

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    What Led to a Deadly Shooting Inside Apartment?

    A resident shot a man who claims he broke into his home, said police. Detectives say it is possible the alleged intruder was dating the shooter's 20-year-old daughter. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014)

    Police sorted through a slew of possible scenarios after a resident shot and killed a man inside his Northeast Philadelphia home overnight.

    Someone called Philadelphia Police to a second-floor apartment at the Holme Circle Apartments along Axe Factory Road in the city’s Holme Circle neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

    Police said that a preliminary investigation showed that a 32-year-old man broke into a rear window. A 41-year-old resident then shot the intruder once in the head, killing the man.

    “There possibly may have been a struggle,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Later, investigators said that the victim was possibly dating the 41-year-old resident’s 20-year-old daughter and that the young woman let the victim in before the deadly shooting.

    Homicide detectives interviewed the daughter and the father, both of whom cooperated with the investigation.

    Police didn't file any immediate charges.