Arrest in man's murder in front of 5-year-old in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - March 20, 2013 (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police have made an arrest in the murder of a man who was killed in front of his 5-year-old son two days before Christmas.
Jahmir Harris, 23, of the 1600 block of Ringgold Street, was arrested on Sunday and charged with the murder of 45-year-old Louis Porter.
The shooting happened outside the Walgreens Pharmacy on the 2300 block of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia on December 23rd.
Surveillance video showed Porter pulling his vehicle into the parking lot with his 5-year-old son in the passenger seat.
As he was about to walk up to the store another car pulled up, the driver got out and fired 17 shots.
Porter was shot in the head.
The video shows the 5-year-old running from the scene into the arms of a bystander. He was not hurt.
Investigators say Harris was identified as a suspect by a witness.
Police have not disclosed a motive for Porter's murder.
philadelphia, south philadelphia, shooting, homicide, local/state
- Authorities searching Delaware River for boater 46 min ago
- Clouds to sun, cool today
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Photos: Pictures of out-of-control boat on the Del.... 46 min ago
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Vice principal commits suicide after ferry accident
- Popular chocolate maker reopens in time for Easter
- Montco hall closes weeks before bride's wedding
- Search continues for robbers in armored car heist
- Penn State police: 3 posed nude at Nittany shrine
- McNabb serves 1-day sentence after DUI arrest
- 13 pound baby born at Delco hospital
- Video: Hero twins yell, hit carjacker to escape