Man Shot, Killed in Hallway of Roxborough Apartment Building

The shooting took place Monday night inside a building at the Henry on the Park Apartment Homes in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood

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What to Know

  • A 24-year-old man was gunned down in the hallway of a Roxborough apartment building Monday night, Philadelphia police said.
  • Jamal Dean, of Upper Darby, was found with several gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the fifth floor of a building at the Henry on the Park Apartment Homes, police said.
  • Investigators called the incident domestic in nature and said they were searching for a person they believe pulled the trigger.

A Delaware County man visiting family members inside a Roxborough apartment complex was gunned down during an altercation that spilled out into the hallway.

The shooting took place in a fifth-floor hallway inside a building at the Henry on the Park Apartment Homes along Henry Avenue around 10:40 p.m., Philadelphia police said.

Police found 24-year-old Jamal Dean unresponsive on the ground in the hallway, he had been shot multiple times in the back, buttocks, chest and thigh, police said. Medics pronounced the Upper Darby man dead on the scene a short time later as police searched for clues.

Investigators found evidence that at least 15 gunshots were fired, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

Investigators said the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute. Dean was visiting family members, witnesses told police.

Police said the gunman fled the scene after the shooting.

"We know who we're looking for," Small said.

Two other men, two women and a child around 1 years old were at the scene, police said. None of them were struck by gunfire.

NBC10 has left a message for the apartment building seeking comment.

As of the end of Tuesday, Philadelphia reported at least 76 homicide victims so far in 2022. That's just slightly up from the same time last year, which ended with the most killings on record in the city.

There are additional resources for people or communities that have endured gun violence in Philadelphia. Further information can be found here.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP: The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY) provides people in distress, or those around them, with 24-hour support.

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