Philadelphia PD Asks for Public’s Help After Deadly Shooting

PHILADELPHIA, PA — In the early morning hours of August 17, 2022, four unknown black males were involved in a catalytic converter theft that turned deadly.

When the vehicle’s owner and a witness confronted the purpetrators, one of the offenders brandished a semi-automatic firearm and shot the witness in the chest. The other offenders then fled the scene in a silver sedan and on foot. The suspects are described as being approximately 20-30 years old and were wearing masks at the time of the robbery. No further description is available at this time.

The Philadelphia Police Department is asking for your help identifying these individuals. If you have any information about this shooting, contact the Shooting Investigation Group at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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