A person of interest connected to the robbery and killing of a Germantown bar worker has been taken into custody, Philadelphia police said Saturday.
Police could not confirm any other details, a spokesperson said.
Earlier this week, 58-year-old DelMar Lounge bar worker Jeffrey Johnson was shot once in the chest amid a robbery that occurred shortly after closing time. According to police, a man had been drinking at the bar, which is located on the 300 block of West Chelten Avenue, and waited until the other patrons left around 2 a.m. before pulling out a gun and announcing a robbery.
According to police, Johnson was shot after he briefly hesitated when responding to the suspect’s commands. The gunman then stole about $200 from a witness and left. He was last seen running eastbound on Chelten and then south on Pulaski Avenue.
Johnson was taken to Einstein Medical Center and pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. Homicide Capt. Jason Smith said Thursday that Johnson had “presented no threat” to the robber.