Man, 48, shot and killed in East Mount Airy; suspect sought

Police are investigating after they say a man was shot and killed in East Mount Airy on Monday night.

The incident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. on the 7400 block of Devon Street.

Police say 48-year-old Fahim Abdul-Raheem, of East Germantown, was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, chest and wrist. He was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build who is approximately 5-foot-5 or 5-foot-6. He was seen wearing a white shirt with dark shorts running northbound on Devon Street before heading westbound on Gowan Avenue.

This is an ongoing investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.

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