PHILLY: Home Invader Holds Woman At Gunpoint, Boyfriend Shoots, Kills Thug

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Police in Philadelphia reported a home invasion on Monday, September 23 left one suspect shot and killed and the other wounded.

Authorities said the two gunmen were wearing masks when they broke into a house around 4:15 in the morning.   The house was located in the 7100 block of Walker St in the Tacony neighborhood.  Police reported the two men crawled through a back deck window to make entry.

Homicide Captain Jason Smith told the story.

“The gunmen went upstairs and entered the bedroom of one of the witnesses, a 9-year-old boy, and took a cellphone from him. He then moved on to another bedroom, occupied by a (33-year-old) female witness, held a gun to her head, and demanded money.”

But the woman’s boyfriend realized what was happening.  Smith reported, “He either arrived at that location and came in and interrupted the robbery, or he was down in the basement, but he was certainly not discovered by the robbers when he made entry.’

The man pulled out a gun and shot the two men holding his girlfriend at gunpoint.

The police report reported that one of the men, an unnamed 23-year-old, was shot in the chest.  He then jumped out of nearby second-story window to try to escape. But when the police arrived, they found him lying face-up in the driveway.   Medics transported him to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

The boyfriend’s bullets also hit a second suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Elvin Laureano-Ubiera.  Laureano-Ubiera was shot in his left arm and taken to the hospital. Police will charge him as soon as he is released from the hospital.

No Charges For Self-Defense:

Officer Smith reported that the incident seems to be a case of self-defense.  Referring to the boyfriend, Smith didn’t see charges in his future.  He said, “It wouldn’t appear at this point in time that this individual would face the possibility of a murder charge.”

One thug in the morgue, one in the hospital, and one young couple who’ve been through the ordeal of their lifetime.

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