Sad: Philly Man Murdered During Car-Jacking While Protecting Daughter
We gotta do better Philly!!
A teenager has been charged as an adult in the murder of a father during an unsuccessful car jacking. The man who was killed died while shielding his 2 year old daughter in the backseat.
Surveillance footage led Philadelphia police to the suspects accused of killing 38-year-old Gerard Grandzol, a father of two who was shot in the face last week while shielding his daughter from a carjacking, police said Monday."It's one the most horrific things I've seen," Capt. John Ryan, commanding officer of Philadelphia police homicide unit, said. "It's hard to watch."Marvin Roberts, 16, allegedly opened fire on Grandzol after he and his older brother, 21-year-old Maurice Roberts, confronted Grandzol on the 1500 block of Melon Street Thursday evening in an attempted carjacking, police said.Grandzol handed the two brothers his wallet but refused to turn over his car keys because his 2-year-old daughter was still inside, police said.That's when he was shot twice in the face, police said. Investigators have not recovered the 9 mm semiautomic gun used to kill Grandzol. They suspect Roberts acquired the weapon by either stealing it or buying it illegally. Sources told NBC10 the two brothers could be heard laughing as they fled the scene.On Saturday, Marvin Roberts was charged with murder, robbery, carjacking, criminal conspiracy, possession of an instrument of crime, reckless endangerment and several other violations, police said. -(Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBC Philadelphia)
A car is no reason to take another man's life. SMH