Man Breaks Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, New Boyfriend Shoots Him to Death

A man shot his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend to death in West Philadelphia overnight after the ex broke into the woman's home twice, police said.

The ex-boyfriend, who is the father of the woman's two children, first tried to force his way into the home, on Markoe Street near Parrish in Mill Creek, through a kitchen window about 1 a.m., police said. The woman and her current boyfriend were able to push him back outside, though, investigators said.

So he found his way in a different way: A little later, police said, the man broke into the home through a second-floor window. Once inside, police say the man began to attack his ex, assaulting her. Her current boyfriend then produced a gun and shot him in the chest, police said.

He died a short time later at a nearby hospital. Police have not identified the man, only saying he is 33 years old. His two children with the woman were in the home at the time of the shooting.

Police said detectives were interviewing the woman and the children early Wednesday. The current boyfriend, who they say pulled the trigger, took off from the scene before police arrived. They're continuing to look for him and want to talk with him to get his statement.

No charges had been filed Wednesday morning.

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