Police: Repo Man Shoots, Kills Armed Man During Tow Attempt
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Philadelphia police say a repossession driver shot and killed an armed man during an argument that occurred mid-tow this morning in Point Breeze.
Police told reporters that the incident happened around 10:20 a.m. near 18th and Dickinson Streets, when the repo man was attempting to tow a car identified by 6ABC as a Toyota minivan. Officers say the victim, a 23-year-old man, attempted to stop him. The two got into an argument before the repo driver shot the man twice, once in the left side of his chest and once in the arm, according to police.
Police said both men were carrying guns. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital and pronounced dead around 10:50 a.m.
NBC10 reports that investigators say the repo driver claims he acted in self-defense. Police reportedly covered 19 shell casings at the scene.
A dog that was wounded in the shooting has died, according to NBC10.
#BREAKING: Repo driver kills man, shoots dog during repossession, police say: https://t.co/3ICKQ2ng5H pic.twitter.com/nC8CML6AfH
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 9, 2017
The tow-truck driver is in custody. No charges have been filed yet. An investigation is ongoing.
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