PHILADELPHIA - An arrest has been made in the murder of a 60-year-old military veteran and grandfather that happened in early February.
Police say a male is in custody, but that further details were not available.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, 60-year-old George Briscella was visiting his mother at her house on the 2100 block of Afton Street around 8 p.m.
Video surveillance footage shows Briscella walking towards a 2020 Toyota Rav4 parked in the driveway when three unknown suspects approach him a minute later.
Soon after, police say three shots were fired from an AR-15 style rifle and one hit Briscella on the right side of the abdomen. He was taken to Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital where he died.
The Rav4 was last spotted heading towards Large Street and has a temporary license plate tag of last 514-67PD.
Philadelphia Police Homicide Detective Jason Smith called the deadly carjacking "a crime of opportunity."
"Total disregard for human life, a great human life," Tony Briscella said of his father's killing.
"This didn't need to happen in a city that we all grew up in and loved, and it continues to deteriorate."
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