A 32-year-old man has been charged in last week's shooting death during a home invasion robbery in West Philadelphia, police said Monday.
Matthew White, of the 1200 block of North 53rd Street, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses.
About 10 p.m. on Jan. 9, White allegedly entered a second-floor apartment in the 5400 block of West Girard Avenue, announced a robbery, and shot 32-year-old Barry Jones in the head. He also fired a shot at a 49-year-old woman as he fled the property, police said. She was not hurt.
Homicide Sgt. Bob Kuhlmeier has said that Jones lived in the apartment with his 36-year-old female friend and her older, female relative. The 36-year-old woman had "arranged a date" with a man — whom investigators later determined to be White — who, after being invited to the apartment, announced a robbery, police have said. Kuhlmeier has said that Jones was shot in the head after trying to stop the robbery.