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Published on May 23, 2024
23-Year-Old Charged with Murder after Domestic Dispute Escalates in Philadelphia Apartment ComplexSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted in a Philadelphia apartment complex resulting in an 18-year-old's death during what authorities have called a domestic dispute turned murder. Kione Gary, 23, has been charged with the shooting of Elijah Deloach on Tuesday night at a property located on the 7900 block of Henry Avenue, as reported by FOX 29.

The Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit's Staff Inspector Ernest Ransom and Chief Inspector Scott Small revealed that Gary has been charged with murder, alongside various other counts including weapons charges and assault. Officials say Gary was found quickly to apprehend outside the apartments when police officers arrived around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a statement obtained by NBC Philadelphia.

Further details of the incident emerged, indicating a grave escalation of a domestic incident between Gary and his girlfriend. After tensions rose, the girlfriend called for backup, her mother and sisters, who brought along Deloach and another male to confront Gary. In a turn of events, no evidence suggested that Gary was assaulted by Deloach or the others with him at the time of the shooting, as detailed by 6ABC.

In addition to the murder charge, Gary faces accusations of reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, strangulation, and domestic violence against his girlfriend. The court has held him without bail.