Police Seeking Suspect In Murder Outside Daycare

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The stop on Wadsworth Avenue should have only taken a few minutes, but that is all the time it took to turn the street into a crime scene.

Police say a gunman started shooting into a teal Pontiac Grand Prix at 8:30 Thursday morning, shattering the windows, and killing the man inside.

Family members identified the victim as Epharant Epperson. They say he was dropping his son off at Agape Baptist Church Daycare.

Epperson’s family says he was with his fiancée at the time of the shooting. They say she is shaken up, but otherwise okay.

Police arrested a suspect a few minutes later near the crime scene. Eyewitness News has learned he was not involved with the shooting and released. Police are still looking for the gunman.

Epperson’s father came to the daycare to pick up his grandson. The young boy had been inside all morning and didn’t know his father had been killed outside.

Reported by Oren Liebermann, CBS 3


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  1. syco51 says:

    god bless his entire family poor baby will never know his daddy

  2. M says:

    Now this lil boy has to grow up without a dad, such a senseless act. They will find the person who did it and they will sit in jail for the rest of their life over nothing. God bless this family

  3. Martina says:

    I know it is really sad, such a very nice family and the little boy is a joy, he was really close to his dad, he is going to miss him greatly as is everyone else that knew E

  4. mike says:

    I’m tired of this non-sense. This is not who we are.

    1. Guess Who says:

      No, it’s exactly who they are.

  5. STR84WARD says:

    very very SAD…POOR LIL BOY IS GONNA SEE HIS DAD AT THE FUNERAL AND PROBABLY THINK HE’S JUST SLEEPING AND YELLING FOR HIM…THATS HORRIBLE

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