Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

From Philadelphia’s of May 11, 2007

Police: Teen Fatally Shot Breaking Into Home

A teenager was fatally shot while allegedly attempting to rob a Southwest Philadelphia home Friday afternoon, police said.

According to police, the teen was one of two people who broke into the home on the 5900 block of Greenway Avenue.

A 21-year-old inside the residence grabbed a gun and shot at the would-be robbers.

The teen, who police said was 16 or 17 years old, was shot in the chest and rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia but later pronounced dead, police said.

Police reported that the home has been broken into three or four times in the past couple of months.


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