Police: Fist fight in Logan leads to fatal shooting of 45-year-old man

Philadelphia police are investigating a shooting, after a fist fight, that claimed the life of a 45-year-old man in Philadelphia’s Logan section.

Officials say the shooting happened on the 5200 block of Sydenham Street Sunday afternoon, just after 4 o’clock, where officers found the man with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. 

After viewing surveillance video of the incident, Philadelphia Police Inspector D.F. Pace said three people were sitting on a stoop at the location when an argument began.


Two of the people began to punch each other, one punching the other to the ground. While the one person was still on the ground, the other pulled a weapon and fired at least six times, while standing over the person, hitting him multiple times.

The victim, later identified as Coty Hargett, was rushed by police to Einstein Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:23 p.m.

Police are actively investigating the shooting. 


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