Police: Argument between cleaning crews leaves man dead outside ShopRite in Oxford Circle

Things turned deadly when an argument quickly escalated into a shooting outside a ShopRite in Philadelphia's Oxford Circle section Saturday morning.

Officers arrived to find a 44-year-old man with at least one gunshot wound to the chest at a ShopRite on the 6000 block of Oxford Avenue around 3 a.m. The victim, identified as Brian Crooms, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the shooting stemmed from an argument between hired cleaning crews of the grocery store's parking lot.


A suspect has turned himself in, and is said to be cooperating with police. A weapon was also recovered.