Brothers Face Murder Charges in Home Invasion, Kidnapping

Police say the suspects tried to break into another home, firing a shot at a man who answered the door

Two brothers are accused of killing a man in a North Philadelphia home and kidnapping at least one person during a home invasion over the weekend.

Two armed men wearing ski masks kicked in the door of a North 19th Street home near Susquehanna Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, police initially said.

After announcing a robbery, one of the men, holding a handgun, got into a struggle with 52-year-old Curtis Lamont Hill, who lived in the home. During the fight, the gun went off and Hill was struck in the back of the head and killed.

Another person in the home was struck over the head with the gun, police said.

The suspected robbers then took off with one of the people from the home, police said Monday.

They then tried to break into another home near 17th and Diamond streets, firing shots at another person, police said. No one was hit in the second shooting.

A person was able to escape the mayhem and flag down a police car, investigators said.

Police then arrested Mark Wellmon, 31, and Dominic, a.k.a. Domenique, Wellmon, 28, on foot in a nearby alley, investigators said.

Both men face murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, robbery and other charges. Both remained jail without bail Monday.

Court records don't list attorneys who could comment on their behalf.

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