Police are searching for two men allegedly responsible for shooting and killing a man on Thanksgiving as well as a string of recent robberies.
On Nov. 26 shortly after 5 a.m. police responded to a radio call reporting a person with a gun on the 3500 block of Almond Street in Philadelphia. When they arrived they found 21-year-old Ryan Kelly on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:31 a.m.
"We don't know if this was an attempted robbery or not," said Philadelphia Police lieutenant John Stanford. "But at this point it seems that he was approached and shot by these males."
"I was in shock," said Austin Fleury, Kelly's friend and neighbor. "I really was. Especially him you know?"
Kelly lived with his parents a block away from where he was found dead.
"They had the funeral this week," Fleury said. "It was rough. Really devastating for both of them."
On Friday police released surveillance photos of the men they believe are responsible for Kelly’s death as well as several other gunpoint robberies. The photos show the men using a stolen debit card inside a TD Bank Thanksgiving morning, according to investigators. Police also say the car in the photos parked outside the bank matches the description of a vehicle seen leaving after the shooting.
Police later found the car, which they believe the suspects stole.
If you have any information on their identities or whereabouts please call 911 or the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334. A $20,000 reward is offered in all homicide cases.
"They're considered armed and dangerous," Lt. Stanford said. "We don't want anyone to approach them. We just want you to contact 911."