Teen Surrenders in Murder, Robbery of 78-Year-Old Southwest Philadelphia Man

What to Know

  • Joseph Daly, 78, was found dead in a pool of blood inside his Southwest Philadelphia home last week.
  • Police on Monday identified Quintis Clark, 18, as a suspect in the murder and publicized his mugshot, announcing they had a warrant for him.
  • Clark surrendered at Police Headquarters Monday night.

An 18-year-old man surrendered to police on Monday night in the murder of a 78-year-old Southwest Philadelphia man. His surrender came several hours after police released his mugshot and said he was wanted in the killing.

Quintis Clark, of Vandike Street near Cottman Avenue in Tacony, faces charges including murder, criminal conspiracy, robbery, burglary and related offenses. Police say Clark broke into the home of Joseph Daly, on Theodore Street near 73rd in Elmwood, through a rear window and beat and strangled Daly to death before stealing his Ford E150 van.

A 78-year-old neighborhood handyman was beaten and strangled inside his home. Police say the killer is a teenager. NBC10’s Monique Braxton is at Police Headquarters with the latest, including what neighbors think happened before the man was killed.

Police identified Clark as their suspect in the break-in and murder on Monday and released his mugshot to the public, saying they had a warrant for his arrest. Within hours, Clark showed up at Police Headquarters to surrender, authorities said.

Daly's murder was discovered after his son contacted police when he didn't hear from his father for a few days and grew worried.

Police recovered Daly's van unoccupied at Griscom Street and Oxford Avenue in Frankford on Thursday, two days after his body was discovered.

As with any homicide in the City of Philadelphia, a $20,000 reward is up for grabs for anyone who provides a tip leading to an arrest and conviction.

Tipsters should call the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or 3335.

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