Man accused in Philadelphia Dunkin' killing facing charges in mother’s murder

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has approved murder and related charges against Keith Gibson in connection with his mother’s death.

Christine Gibson, 54, was found fatally shot in her office last February in East Falls. 

"At that point, police could not link Gibson to the murder and he was sent back to Delaware in custody and got out of custody sometime in March," Philadelphia Police Department Chief Inspector Frank Vanore said.

Neighbors FOX 29’s Dave Schratwieser spoke with on the 2700 block of North Corskley Street remembered Christine fondly. 

"She was very nice, stayed to herself, helped the community, always wanted to work on the block," one neighbor said.

Murder and related charges have already been approved against Gibson in the shooting death of Philadelphia Dunkin' manager Christine Lugo. 

Vanore said 41-year-old Lugo was opening the Dunkin' on the 500 block of Lehigh Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. when Gibson entered the store and stole about $300. Before leaving Vanore said Gibson allegedly shot Lugo once in the head.

Shortly after police released surveillance footage of the Dunkin' homicide, authorities in Delaware noticed the suspect matched the description of a man wanted for fatally shooting a female T-Mobile store employee on May 15. Investigators say Leslie Basilio, a mother of two, was robbed and shot in the head inside T-Mobile on the 900 block of Kirkwood Highway in Elsmere around 5 a.m.

Experts at the city's crime lab are analyzing ballistic evidence from the revolver recovered when Gibson was arrested for the gunpoint robbery of a Delaware Rite Aid.  They're trying to determine if the gun was used in other murders.

Gibson remains in custody of Delaware.


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