Police: Teen Arrested In Shooting Death Of Pregnant Girlfriend In South Philadelphia

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police have made an arrest in the murder of a South Philadelphia woman whose body was found early Thursday morning in the basement of her home.

Authorities say the murder took place inside a home along the 2300 block of South Mildred Street. The 24-year-old victim, identified by police as Tiffany Gillespie , was pregnant.

Police arrested 19-year-old Aaron Fitzpatrick at about noon. They say he shot and killed his pregnant girlfriend during a domestic dispute.

Gillespie was found by her mother, lying in her basement with a gunshot wound to the head. Police say the victim and Fitzpatrick were no strangers to police and they had a very tumultuous relationship.

“They had been arguing over the last 24-hour period. He was upset with the fact that she was pregnant with his baby and he killed her for that,” said Homicide Captain James Clark.

Police say they are waiting for a results from the medical examiner to determine how far along the victim was in her pregnancy when she was killed. At this point, police say Fitzpatrick will be charged with only one count of murder.

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  1. Sam says:

    You can make it bigger using your computers Control Panel. Not the editors fault. Or get a magnifying monitor.

  2. egnj says:

    how far along the victim was in her pregnancy

    what dose this matter?

    He killed too people.

    and he may have killed his own child.

    1. Megan says:

      she was 6 months pregnant

  3. Tyred says:

    A woman and her child are dead because another moron had a gun and was “thinking with the worng head” on more than one occasion. He should put down immediately.

  4. Les South says:

    I Met Tiffany,about three Weaks ago at my Daughter Home.To Live in South Philadelhia is No Prize Today.Remenber when this Ass-Hole go’s to Court -he Kill’ed Two People.

    1. tedpikul says:

      Three. Twins.

  5. Gina says:

    Young women today truly need to think. The number of cases relative to single mothers fighting for child support in Philadelphia should be published weekly. Actions speak louder than words so, if the guy you are dating is unemployed, still in high school or in college, and basically tells you that unless you sleep with him he is gone then pass on him instantly. If you or he can’t provide financial or emotion support for yourselves then you are not ready to bring another life into the relationship. Condolences to this young mother’s family. I would hope the baby she was carrying fulfills the legal defination of life so this young male will be charged with 2 murders not just one.

  6. Megan says:

    This is so sad tiffany i am gonna miss you we can so many good memories together…sleep in peace babygirl

    1. Megan says:

      This is so sad tiffany i am gonna miss you we had so many good memories together…sleep in peace babygirl

  7. Hater says:

    I think what Inspector Small meant was that there is no crazed serial killer on the loose. The killer was most likely someone she knew since there were no signs of forced entry into the home. Cop-good guy, murderer-bad guy. Relax people.

  8. Roberto says:

    Perhaps no concern for you, Inspector. What about the rest of us? No concern for us? We are living through a wave of homicides like never before in this city. And we shouldn’t be concerned! Lovely, Inspector, just lovely! As we would say: Eso te quedo bonito, Inspector!

    1. Monster69 says:

      You ought to be concerned, as most of these crimes are minority on minority. as long as minorities and the alleged spokespeople make excuses fr this type of behavior, it will contrinue

    2. Monster69 says:

      You ought to be concerned, as most of these crimes are minority on minority. as long as minorities and the alleged spokespeople make excuses fr this type of behavior, it will continue.

  9. Roberto says:

    Perhaps no concern for you, Inspector. What about the rest of us? No concern for us? We are living through a wave of homicides like never before in this city. And we shouldn’t be concerned! Lovely, Inspector, just lovely! As we would say: Eso te quedo bonito, Inspctor!

  10. Lesie says:

    So much crime in Philadelphia area!!! Everyday there seems to be another murder, shooting, beating!! And not all in the areas where you’d expect that!!

    Also regarding other comments, I think the Chief Inspector meant that they don’t suspect a “serial killer”is on the rampage. I realize they don’t want the public freaking out, but it’s way too soon to reassure anyone about what may or may not have happened. Caution of course should be given regarding keeping all doors locked, dont’ open doors late at night for strangers, etc…

    1. Hater says:

      Sorry Leslie, just saw your post. Great minds think alike!

  11. Yuck. says:

    No concern? How cold and cruel.

  12. Pere Noel says:

    I agree completely with prior comment. “We don’t believe that there should be any concern. At this point, we’re looking at this as an isolated incident,” Chief Inspector Scott Small explained.”

    For a police official to be quoted making such a statement is a disgrace, even frightening. I guess it couldn’t be more plain: no one in Philadelphia cares about its ongoing deadly decline, certainly not anyone in a position of authority. Hey look, Phillies tickets are on sale…

    1. Sam says:

      “We don’t believe that there should be any concern.” – As in, “Don’t worry, we caught the sicko who did this.” Get tha stick out your butt.

  13. Cynthia Petillo says:

    Another sad statistic in Philadelphia. An isolated incidence, no need for concern???? Seems like a coldhearted comment from authorities, albeit most likely true.

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