PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have identified the 55-year-old woman who was shot and killed in South Philadelphia earlier this week, becoming the city’s 500th homicide of 2021. Police say Eloise Harmon’s estranged husband has been taken into custody for the shooting.
The shooting happened Wednesday in the 2200 block of South 7th Street.READ MORE: Embiid's Double-Double Helps 76ers Hold Off Spurs, 115-109
Police said 55-year-old Eloise Harmon, of Jackson Street, was shot five times in the chest. Surveillance video caught Harmon running for her life and screaming for help.
A house decked with holiday cheer, but inside, family members are mourning the brutal death of Harmon.
A police cruiser sits in front of the home, manning the block where terror struck just days before.
“I didn’t know things were so bad with her and her husband,” neighbor Romaine White said.
On Thanksgiving eve, on the corner of Jackson and South 7th Street, just feet away from Harmon’s home in broad daylight, police say her estranged husband gunned her down.
“They supposedly broke up about two, three weeks ago but I have seen him around here since then,” White said.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Suspect Arrested After Double Shooting Inside Frankford Market Leaves 2 Men Critically Injured
Neighbors say the 55-year-old grew up in the area and lived in this home for over a decade.
“Who knows what she was dealing with in her home,” a woman said.
Eyewitness News paid a visit on Friday. A friend says the family is traumatized by the images captured on surveillance video and is requesting privacy at this time.
“That is really sad because every Thanksgiving her daughter gotta go through this,” White said.
Over in West Philly, a barricade stand-off on the 500 block of Gross Street ended in an arrest of Harmon’s estranged husband. After about two hours, police say he was taken into custody without incident. A weapon has also been recovered.
This is an ongoing investigation. Harmon’s estranged husband is currently being questioned by homicide detectives.MORE NEWS: Family, Friends Hold Vigil For Woman Killed In North Philadelphia Hit-And-Run
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