A would-be robber fatally shot a 28-year-old man while the victim's sister looked on in the Angora section of West Philadelphia Wednesday night, police said.
Around 9:45 p.m., the victim was walking home on Millick Street near Wharton when he was approached from behind by a man who announced a robbery and demanded the victim’s belongings, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.
“His sister hears him screaming outside, she opens the door to the property and she sees her brother with his hands up saying, ‘You aint getting my money,” Walker said. The gunman fired a single shot at the victim and fled the scene.
The victim was wounded in his side and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was pronounced dead at about 10:20 p.m., Walker said. His keys and cellphone were found on the scene, and police were unsure if the suspect took any of the man’s belongings.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early to mid-20s, who was wearing black hooded sweater, black jeans and black Timberland boots.