Man suspected of quadruple shooting dies in shootout with police

PHILADELPHIA, PA – A man suspected of a quadruple shooting in a Philadelphia home, which resulted in three fatalities, was killed in a shootout with police. The incident occurred in the early morning in the Lawncrest neighborhood on Shelbourne Street. The police were alerted to the situation and arrived at the scene to find three people lifeless in a front room.

A fourth victim, a woman, was found critically injured but stable. She was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Despite her condition, she was able to provide the police with crucial information about the incident. The information led the police to a 42-year-old man who had reportedly fled the scene in a blue Honda Pilot.

Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford reported that the suspect’s vehicle was located in East Mount Airy, at the intersection of E. Phil Ellena and Ross streets. Upon stopping the vehicle, the suspect opened fire on the officers. The police returned fire, critically injuring the suspect who later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.

One officer was injured by shattered glass during the encounter and was taken to the hospital for evaluation. A second individual found in the vehicle is currently being questioned by the police, although their involvement in the initial shooting is yet to be determined.

Detrick Lowman, a relative of two of the deceased victims, identified them as his aunt and uncle. He described them as loving, outgoing, and deeply religious. Lowman also revealed that the suspect was the son of the couple and had also shot his own sister, who was the fourth victim. The identity of the fourth victim remains undisclosed.