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Dad Surrenders to Police on Accusation He Shot Girlfriend Feet From Their Newborn

Tyrese Lynch is accused of murder in the shooting death of Isis Williams

What to Know

  • Isis Williams, 24, was found dead near her 5-day-old baby inside a home on the 6300 block of N. Woodstock Street Friday.
  • Tyrese Lynch, 33, was named as a suspect in Williams' death. He was Williams' boyfriend and the father of her child.
  • Lynch faces murder and related counts.

A new father wanted for fatally shooting his girlfriend as she sat feet away from their 5-day-old child is now charged with her murder.

Tyrese Lynch, 33, turned himself into Philadelphia police on Monday, police said. He's accused of shooting his girlfriend, Isis Williams, inside a bedroom of a Germantown home on Friday.

Williams was shot in the head and died in the bedroom. The couple's newborn daughter was only a few feet away from her. The baby was not injured.

Police found a bullet hole that pierced the front left window of the home.

Melvina Hall, a neighbor, told NBC10 Williams and Lynch had recently moved into the home along the 6300 block of N. Woodstock Street. She said she heard the two arguing inside the house a few days before the murder.

"It sounded like he was cursing her out," Hall said.

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Tyrese Lynch (inset) is charged with murder. See Larger

Police also said Lynch and Williams had argued for hours on Friday prior to her death.

Lynch did not have an extensive criminal history prior to his most recent arrest, according to investigators. 

"He only had two priors," Philadelphia Police Capt. Jack Ryan said. "One of his priors however was for a domestic violence incident with Miss Williams, approximately a year ago. The other was a DUI."

Lynch is charged with murder and related counts and is being held without bail. It is unclear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Williams' family and friends held a vigil in her memory on Monday evening.

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