Police and prosecutors in Delaware County are asking the public to look at a composite drawing of a man and a photograph of a woman they want to question in connection with a July 27 fatal shooting at a Chester hotel.

They say the suspected gunman, believed to be about 40 years old, fled from the Candlewood Suites hotel at 351 Welsh St. in a black Ram truck.

Police found Charles Bryant, 36, dead inside the lobby. They believe he was shot outside the hotel and stumbled inside. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photo of person of interest who may have witnessed a July 27, 2020 slaying at the Candlewood Suites hotel in Chester, Pa.
Delaware County D.A.'s Office
Photo of person of interest who may have witnessed a July 27, 2020 slaying at the Candlewood Suites hotel in Chester, Pa.

Video footage from the lobby shows an unidentified woman was in the lobby at the time; she is a “person of interest” because she may have witnessed the shooting, according to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office.

The Ram has a Big Horn standard package with a quad cab, investigators said.

The gunman was described by witnesses as a black male, medium build, balding with a long goatee. They said a female was in the passenger seat of the truck. She had light brown skin, a thick build, and black braided hair in a bun. No photo of her was released.

Photo of black truck that murder suspects left the scene of the crime at the Candlewood Suites hotel on Welsh Road in Chester on July 27.
Delaware County D.A.'s Office
Photo of black truck that murder suspects left the scene of the crime at the Candlewood Suites hotel on Welsh Road in Chester on July 27.

Witnesses described a confrontation in the parking lot outside the front entrance of the hotel between the victim and the driver of the pickup. The witnesses said the passenger in the pickup truck tried to intercede before the shooting. She is also being sought, the District Attorney’s Office said.

The investigation is being led by Chester Detective Benjamin Thomas, who can be reached at 610-447-8426 or bthomas306@chesterpolice.org, and by Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division Detective Vincent Ficchi, who can be reached at 610-891-4681 or ficchiv@co.delaware.pa.us.