PHILADELPHIA (CBS)—A Philly bar manager is shot and killed by a suspect who was attempting to rob the business early Friday morning.
It happened around 1 a.m. in the 2900 block of N. 23rd Street in North Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, a 46-year-old bar manager was shot twice by a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt tied tightly around his face.
The man was transported to Temple Hospital where he later died.
Witnesses tell police that the shooting occurred after a struggle ensued with the suspect and the bar manager.
Small says that after the shooting, the suspect then demanded money from the bartender.
The suspect was able to flee with $175 from the bar and the 46-year-old victim’s car keys and wallet.
The trigger puller is described as 5-foot-9, heavy build, wearing a green or dark green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
“There are no shell casings in the bar, so we believe that the weapon used was a revolver,” said Small. “So it appears that the motive for this shooting and homicide is robbery and the 46-year-old manager intervened during the robbery and then was shot during the struggle. “
There were two other people inside the bar at the time of the shooting: the bartender and one customer. Police say they were not injured in the incident.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.