Philadelphia's first homicide of 2019 occurs minutes into new year

- Nine minutes into 2019, Philadelphia saw its first homicide of the year.

Officers responded to the 3200 block of Tampa Street in Kensington, where 36-year-old Anibal DeJesus suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, head and face. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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There is a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. This is an ongoing investigation.

Tips can be submitted by calling 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (773847). Tips can also be submitted anonymously online. All tips are confidential.

In 2018, Philadelphia recorded 351 homicides, the most in over a decade.


For resources for victims of violence in Philadelphia, see here.

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