A man who was involved in a dispute with his cousin over ownership of a Philadelphia home shot and killed her Wednesday night, according to police.
Police say a 37-year-old woman went to a home on the 5400 block of Pearl Street around 5:50 p.m. The woman was involved in a dispute with her cousin, who had been living in the home for more than a year, after ownership switched from him to her, according to investigators. While her cousin was outside, the woman went inside the house, investigators said. She then grabbed a power drill and tried to seal the door shut in order to prevent her cousin from coming back inside, according to police.
The woman’s cousin then allegedly pulled out a gun and fired 12 shots, striking her in the head several times. The woman was taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
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The victim’s cousin was taken into custody and his weapon, which he had a license to carry, was recovered by police, officials said. Police have not yet released his identity or revealed the specific charges against him.