Two attempted robberies, multiple shots fired, and one man pronounced dead in Kensington
A 52-year-old dies after an attempted robbery in Kensington.
Philadelphia police took two men into custody Saturday night in connection with a home invasion and robbery in Kensington in which a 52-year-old man was shot and killed, authorities said.
Police said two men, one of whom was armed with a revolver, took part in the attempted robbery at a house in the 2100 block of East Susquehanna Avenue, near Amber Street. They said the victim, who was shot in the head, was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m.
The intruders fled, traveling two miles across town to the 1700 block of Diamond Street in North Philadelphia. There, police said, they went to another house, reportedly demanding money and firing gunshots. No one was hurt.
The two men fled on foot, but police caught them. Police said they had not filed charges against the men as of early Sunday night and declined to provide further information.