Husband and Father Killed Kingsessing Home Invasion

- Police say the man shot during a home invasion in Kingsessing has died. The incident occurred on the 1100 block of S. Ruby Street around 11:10 p.m. Monday night.

Family members of 50-year old Tony Harris still can't believe he is gone.

"They told us when we got there his survival rate would be 5%,” the victim’s sister Dar’rel Tyson told FOX 29.

According to police, just after 11 o'clock three teenagers armed with guns burst in the front door.  Harris and his fiancée were downstairs and their three children; a 10-month-old, a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old were asleep upstairs. Police say they held guns to both their head; killing Harris.

"They kept saying where is the money, so it sort of lets us believe they thought there was a large amount of money somewhere in the house. Why they thought that I don't know. We'll get to the bottom of it,” said Philadelphia Police Department Homicide Captain James Clark.

Family members think they know why Harris was targeted. They believe it had to do with a Facebook post back on October 5th where Harris’ fiancée is pictured with a large amount of cash. Relatives say it wasn’t theirs, it was just in fun.

According to police, they are investigating the Facebook post as a possible motive. Harris also fixed electronics, cells phone and iPads for money, so homicide detectives are also looking into that as well.

 

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