A woman fatally shot in her home in northeast Philadelphia on Monday night has been added to the city’s grim list of homicides.
Authorities say 22-year-old Heather Dey and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Timothy Williams, were shot in the pair’s apartment in the Roslyn Trailer Park. Police said Williams died later at a hospital.
“This is an epidemic — this is something we have to have an active dialogue on, talking to our kids, informing our kids of dangers around them,” Philadelphia police Assistant Chief Joseph Sattler said Monday.
Williams’ next-door neighbor, Jeffrey Brockyette, told Fox 29 he didn’t see the couple talking or arguing — just saw the shots.
Investigators said they believe Williams, who also goes by TJ, was preparing to drive his girlfriend to work and found the apartment door open. Williams was shot multiple times in the chest and upper torso and died en route to the hospital.
Authorities on Tuesday announced the charges of criminal homicide and related offenses against 18-year-old Alonzo Corbin. Corbin is reportedly a 17-year-old from Williams’ neighborhood and is being held on $1 million bail.
Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross described Corbin as a youth who had a history of “circumstances like this.”
“A person who has suffered no real adversity in his or her life as far as we’re concerned — all of a sudden he does something that’s going to devastate someone else in their community,” Ross said.
A portion of American Music Playground was also closed for portions of Monday night due to a search for evidence.
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