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21-year-old** charged for brutal murder in Pennsylvania (updated)


Some seriously disturbing news out of the city of "brotherly love":

The city's most recent homicide shocked many with its apparent brutality. Now, police believe they have one of those responsible in custody - a 21-year-old man has been charged with homicide. Police say the man shot and killed Ansari Wilson, 21, in a residence on Scott Street Saturday evening.

Tyrell Boyd, 21, of 4918 N. Ninth St. in Philadelphia, has been charged with criminal homicide, felony aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and fleeing apprehension.

Shots rang out on Scott Street at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, prompting frightened citizens to contact police. The first officers on the scene peered through the window of 1510 Scott St. and found a grisly sight - Wilson lying on the living room floor, bleeding and unresponsive. [...]

Police tracked Boyd to Philadelphia, where he allegedly fled soon after the shooting, records state.

Although only a young man, Boyd already has a criminal record. His previous convictions for possession with attempt to deliver (drugs) and aggravated assault make it illegal for him to carry a firearm, according to police.

Boyd was arraigned Monday evening before District Judge James H. Sortman. He currently is incarcerated without bail.

**Update: Since I published this post earlier today, the SunGazette has changed its story to reflect that Boyd is 21 years old, not 14 as initially reported.  This post has been updated to reflect this development.  Special thanks to eagle-eyed reader TJEXCITE for spotting the update!

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