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Philly police release video of suspect in fatal Frankford shooting

Philadelphia police on Wednesday released video of a man suspected of gunning down another man in Frankford about two weeks ago.

The victim, identified as Eric Robinson, 35, of Frankford, was shot several times in the head and torso while standing outside on the 4500 block of Melrose Street just after 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Video clips released by police show that shortly before the shooting, the gunman entered a corner store, outside of which Robinson was standing. Police have said Robinson was talking to a woman when the shooter started firing at him at point-blank range.

The gunman is described as black, believed to be in his mid- to late thirties, and has a beard and mustache. He was wearing a green Philadelphia Eagles baseball hat with an old-style emblem on it, police said. He also had on a black leather jacket with silver-colored zippers on the sleeves.

After the shooting, the gunman is believed to have fled in a 2015-2016 black Hyundai Sonata. As is the case with all homicides, there is a $20,000 reward leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call 215-686-3334 or the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477). Tips, which can be anonymous, can also be submitted online.

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