Police Continue To Investigate Shooting Death Of Teen Brothers In Overbrook Park Home
By Steve Tawa, Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Philadelphia police are looking for one man in the shooting deaths of two teenage brothers Tuesday night, in their Overbrook Park home.
Homicide Captain James Clark says an unidentified man and the teenagers were doing a drug deal.
“Something at that point triggered the chain of events where he pulled out a gun and shot and killed the 17-year old in the living room area. He then shot the 13-year old as he tried to run away,” said Clark.Seventeen-year-old Christopher Malcolm and 13-year old Rohan Bennett were hit multiple times.
“We know that the shooter was then seen fleeing the property with a large bag.”
An 18-year old man, referred to as a cousin, and both parents are being questioned. The victims’ dad was said to be upstairs when the shooting happened.
Narcotics Unit South Captain James Kelly says they recovered $102,000 in cash and $20,000 worth of illegal prescription pills.
“Almost all of the narcotics and money were recovered from the parent’s front bedroom.”
Four handguns were also found upstairs. Police indicate charges are pending against the parents.