Temple student killed, another charged with murder after domestic violence incident: police

A domestic violence incident tragically becomes a homicide investigation, with a 21-year-old man now charged with murder.

Police responded to the 1400 block of Willington Street, in North Philadelphia, early Saturday morning, around 4 a.m., for a call about a medical emergency, officials said.

On the second floor of a dwelling, officers found a 20-year-old woman unresponsive. She was suffering from apparent blunt force trauma.

Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. She was later identified as Milan Jones. 

Temple University officials confirmed the young woman was a student.

Authorities say a 21-year-old man, identified as Tymir Lackey, was arrested and charged with murder.

The investigation revealed the homicide to be related to a domestic violence episode.

Temple University released a statement Sunday afternoon that revealed Jones was a third-year nursing student at the university. 

"Milan was set to begin her third year of studies in the College of Public Health’s nursing program this fall. She enjoyed helping and caring for others, and her decision to pursue a career in nursing reflects just that. There is no doubt that she had a very bright future ahead of her, which makes delivering this news especially difficult," the announcement read. 

The statement also noted that Lackey was also a student at Temple University. He has been placed on immediate suspension from the school.


Click here to find resources for victims of violence in Philadelphia.

Temple community members can seek support related to domestic violence through the Wellness Resource Center, tuwellness@temple.edu, or 215-204-8436, the university’s Title IX Coordinator, titleix@temple.edu, or 215-204-3283, or the National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Additional information can be found via the Health and Well-being division’s website.