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Driver Kills Father in Front of Son After Argument Over Woman, Police Say

Police say the suspect and victim knew each other and were arguing over a woman.

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    Person of Interest in Murder of Father Now in Custody

    A Person of Interest in the murder of a Philadelphia father is now in custody.

    (Published Monday, April 23, 2018)

    A delivery driver accused of shooting and killing a father in front of his teenage son following an argument is now in custody, police said.

    Darnell Snell, 49, turned himself in to police Monday night, according to investigators.

    Snell is a person of interest in the murder of Eric Eberhart, 46.

    Eberhart was dropping his 2-year-old son off at a daycare center near the 4400 block of Germantown Avenue when he got into an argument with Snell, according to investigators. 

    Eberhart and Snell knew each other and were arguing over a woman, police said. During the argument, Eberhart and Snell drove down about half a block, according to police. That's when Eberhart was shot several times by a 9mm handgun while his 17-year-old son was inside the car with him. Eberhart died from his injuries.

    Police say Snell abandoned his vehicle on East Tioga and Emerald streets before fleeing the scene. They also say another person was with Snell at the time. SWAT, K-9 and other law enforcement units descended on a white work van after witnesses spotted two men matching their descriptions.

    The van left behind belonged to a kosher food program, according to investigators. 

    "I never seen something like that - every block was full of the police," neighbor Luis Colon told NBC10. 

    While Snell is in custody, police have not yet revealed the charges against him.