Man charged in 2015 murder of young mother in Port Richmond

Stephanie Dzikowski (left) and James Jones (right) 
Stephanie Dzikowski (left) and James Jones (right) 

- Philadelphia Police have made in arrest in the murder of a young mother that went unsolved for nearly 2-years.

Back on July 30th, 2015 Stephanie Dzikowski, 22, was found shot in the head on the floor of a bedroom on the 3000 block of Aramingo avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Back on January 112017, police say segment aired detailing Dzikowski's murder investigation, which included previously released surveillance footage from the investigation.

The homicide unit received several tips in reference to the footage, that led to the arrest of 28-year-old James Jones.

Jones, who is homeless, was in prison on an unrelated offense was brought to the Homicide unit and charged with criminal homicide, burglary, robbery, and related offenses. 

Police say the shooting happened when Stephanie’s longtime boyfriend and the father of their child left the home to buy milk at the corner store. That's when the intruder entered, shooting Stephanie, and taking off down the street. Surveillance video showed a man with a hooded sweatshirt running from the scene.

Dzikowski's 2-year-old daughter was found safe inside the home. 

Homicide detectives believe Jones was lurking outside and saw the boyfriend leave to go to the store.

READ MORE: Port Richmond mother, 22, found murdered in her bedroom | Rally held for local woman murdered in Port Richmond in last year | Family searches for answers in young mother's murder

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