Homicide Sgt. Bob Wilkins said the victim, 23, was a Penn State University student who was set to graduate later this week.
The young man, whose name was not released, sitting on the stoop in front of his girlfriend’s house when the shooter approached and asked for the keys to his motorcycle.
The victim said no.
“It was a fatal mistake,” Wilkins said. Homicide investigators have not yet identified the shooter. Tipsters can contact the Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334 or -3335.
A man was shot in the face and chest at about 5:15 p.m. on North Camac Street, near Susquehanna during an attempted robbery.
Police said the 23-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital at 5:42 p.m.
The suspect was trying to rob the man of his motorcycle, and likely shot him during a struggle police said.
Officials described the suspect as a bald black man, about six feet tall with light facial hair. They said the man had tattoos on his neck, and was wearing a black hooded sweater at the time of the incident.
The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene east along Susquehanna in North Philadelphia.