Man Shoots, Kills Cousin During Dispute Over Home: Police

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.

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.

A Philadelphia Police captain who was responding to the shooting was struck by a vehicle with two children inside. Details on that story HERE.

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