Police said Saturday night they have arrested suspects wanted in the slaying of 25-year-old Milan Loncar, who was shot Wednesday night in what evidently was an attempted robbery while out walking his dog about a block from his Brewerytown home.
Pending the filing of formal charges, police did not release the names of the suspects, nor did they say specifically how many persons had been arrested.
Loncar was shot just before 7 p.m. Wednesday on Jefferson Street near 31st, according to police. He had been approached by two males, one of whom pointed a gun at the victim, and then both started reaching toward his pants pockets before Loncar was shot once in his chest, police said.
The victim, who lived on the 1400 block of North Corlies Street, was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at Temple University Hospital.
Loncar’s house keys and cell phone were left at the scene of the shooting, and his wallet was found in his house, according to family members.
Loncar, who grew up in Wayne and attended Conestoga High School, was an engineering major who graduated from Temple in 2019 and was working for Whiting-Turner, a construction management company, his family said.
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“He’s selfless, constantly smiling. ... He’s so charismatic and kind,” said Jelena Loncar, 27, his sister, who lived a few blocks away from her brother.