Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Police Nab Suspect in Walgreens Killing

It was a cold-blooded killing two nights before Christmas: a 45-year-old man shot dead in front his 5-year-old son in the parking lot of a South Philadelphia Walgreens. Wednesday, police announced the capture of Jahmir Harris, 23, of Point Breeze in the holiday season murder of Louis Porter.

Police Nab Suspect in Walgreens Killing

Jahmir Harris, 23, suspect in Walgreens murder.
Jahmir Harris, 23, suspect in Walgreens murder.

It was a cold-blooded killing two nights before Christmas: a 45-year-old man shot dead in front his 5-year-old son in the parking lot of a South Philadelphia Walgreens.

Wednesday, police announced the capture of Jahmir Harris, 23, of Point Breeze in the holiday season murder of Louis Porter.

Harris ambushed Porter in the store parking lot on the 2300 block of Oregon Avenue. A security camera captured footage of the killing.

Porter had just gotten out of his car when the gunman pulled up in a dark gray car, hopped out and fired 17 shots from a handgun. Porter was stuck in the head. His son was still in the car. He ran to the arms of a woman when the bullets stopped flying. The little boy was not hurt.

Harris, of the 1600 block of Ringgold, has one prior arrest for driving while under the influence, according to court records.

Police believe Harris may have had an accomplice with him in the car, but did not release information on that person.

A witness identified Harris as the shooter, police said.

Police did not release a motive in the killing.

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