Temple University Grad Student Shot Dead Walking His Dog in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A walk around the neighborhood with his dog turned deadly for a 25-year-old Temple University grad student on Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Unit is looking to identify the individuals, depicted in the following surveillance video excerpts, as part of an ongoing investigation into the Homicide by Shooting of a 25-year-old male, that occurred on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, at about 6:56 PM, in the 3000 block of W. Jefferson Street.

The male victim, who was walking his dog, was approached by two individuals. During an apparent robbery, one of the individuals points a handgun at the victim and then both suspects start reaching towards the victim’s pants pockets before the victim is shot one time in his chest. Both suspects fled on foot westbound on Jefferson and then southbound on 31st Street.

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

  • Suspect Description
    Suspect #1: African American, medium height, slightly husky, wearing a black hooded jacket, black baseball hat, black face covering, black pants, distinct athletic type shoes. ARMED WITH A SEMI-AUTOMATIC HANDGUN.
    Suspect #2: African American, medium height, thin, wearing a black puffy hooded jacket, white color face covering, light blue colored denim pants with light spots, black ankle high footwear with white soles.

If you have any information about this crime or these suspects please contact:
Homicide Unit:
Det. Domenic #9140
DC 21-22-002559