Man on probation charged in January homicide

A Holmesburg man has been charged in the January homicide of man who lived just blocks away from him, police said.

Andrew Holder, 27, was charged with murder, robbery, firearms violations and related offenses on Tuesday for the Jan. 3 slaying of Darryl Curtis.

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Andrew Holder, 27, has been charged with murder and related offenses for the Jan. 3 slaying of Darryl Curtis at his home.

According to police, Curtis, 37, was found with a gunshot wound to his head on the floor of a rear bedroom in his home on the 8000 block of Erdrick Street at 10:09 p.m.

Through investigations, Holder, of the 4200 block of Marple Street, was identified as the suspect, police said. He was taken into custody at his home.

Holder was on probation. In 2016, he was sentenced to five years of supervision after he violated probation on a drug case from 2010, court records show.

Police listed the motive for the shooting as unknown, but court documents indicate that robbery was a factor in the slaying.

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