A man was shot and killed in the West Philadelphia home of his ex-girlfriend after he broke in, assaulted the mother of his two children and got into an altercation with her new boyfriend. Police said the 33-year-old man first tried to break into the home on Markoe Street through a kitchen window just after midnight Wednesday morning. The woman and her current boyfriend were able to push the man out of their house. The couple called police to report the break-in but the man, who is the father of the woman’s two children asleep in the home at the time, would not be deterred. Shortly after, the couple heard a disturbance on the second floor of the house and discovered the man had gained entry through a second story window. Police said the man began assaulting the mother of his children and quickly found himself in an altercation with her boyfriend. During the altercation, the boyfriend drew a handgun and shot the man in the chest. The couple called police a second time to report the shooting. Medics transported the man to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The children were not harmed in the shooting.
Police said the woman and the children were being interviewed, however the current boyfriend fled the scene before police arrived. They have yet to talk with him to get a statement.
No charges stemming from the incident have been filed at this time.