PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–Philadelphia police are calling the death of a Holmesburg man suspicious, after his girlfriend found him with a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday night. Paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.
The 37-year-old victim was found inside a bedroom of his apartment in the 8000 block of Erdrick Street. Investigators did not find a gun nor a suicide note.READ MORE: Woman Beaten To Death With Pipe Inside Old City Office Building, Police Say
The victim’s girlfriend told investigators she came home around 10 p.m. and found her boyfriend bleeding heavily on their bedroom floor.
There were no signs of forced entry, but Chief Inspector Scott Small said the front door may have been unlocked.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Holding Teen Girl Hostage During Barricade In Overbrook, Police Say
Small said someone rifled through drawers in a second bedroom and there was fresh damage to a closet door.
“It definitely appears that at least one of the rooms was ransacked and the fact that this victim was shot in the head is suspicious enough for this to be investigated as a homicide at this time,” he said.
Police aren’t sure if anything was taken. They also towed a red Camaro from the scene.MORE NEWS: PennDOT Dealing With Twin Challenges As Latest Winter Storm Bears Down On Philadelphia Region
Detectives are interviewing the victim’s girlfriend and several other friends who showed up to the apartment while police gathered evidence.