$20,000 Reward Offered in Murder of Man Walking Chihuahuas in West Philly

Police are seeking the man seen here.

A police sketch of the murder suspect.

A police sketch of the murder suspect.

The Philadelphia Police Department has announced a $20,000 reward in the murder of Mark Marshall, a 34-year-old Philadelphia Parking Authority employee who was gunned down while walking his pet Chihuahuas near his home in West Philadelphia in December.

Police released the above sketch of the suspect, described as follows: “Black male, 20-30 years-of-age, 5’7″-5’10″, medium build, beard, wearing a Light color hooded sweatshirt, and an orange wool hat.”

The shooting occurred on December 16th just before 7:45 p.m. on the 4600 block of Kingsessing Avenue in the Cedar Park section of West Philadelphia. Marshall was pronounced dead moments later at Presbyterian Hospital.

According to police, the suspect exited a Dodge or Chrysler minivan at the intersection of 47th and Chester and began arguing with Marshall as he was walking his dogs. Police say that the man followed Marshall to 47th and Kingsessing and shot him repeatedly.

Here is a photo of the car involved in the case:

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detective Gregory Santamala at 215-686-3334 or submit an anonymous tip via 215-686-TIPS.

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