An arrest warrant was issued Friday for the person suspected of killing Philadelphia journalist and group advocate Josh Kruger earlier this week.
Police recognized Robert Edmond Davis, 19, because the “offender” in Kruger’s slaying, Lt. Hamilton Marshmond stated at a information convention Friday afternoon, thanking the general public in addition to Kruger’s household and buddies “for offering info and helping the police division on this investigation.”
“With out the assistance of you all, we’d not have been capable of determine Mr. Davis so shortly,” he stated.
The arrest warrant contains the costs of homicide and associated offenses. Authorities stated he needs to be thought-about armed and harmful.
“We’re additionally asking Mr. Davis to give up himself to the police. Our objective is to have Mr. Davis taken into custody in a protected method for the general public, our officers and himself,” Marshmond stated.
Kruger, 39, was shot inside his house at 1:28 a.m. Monday. Police stated he sustained seven gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest. Police stated there was no signal of compelled entry.
A motive just isn’t clear.
The journalist was identified locally as a social justice advocate and labored for Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration as a spokesperson for the Workplace of Homeless Companies. He additionally wrote for varied information retailers together with The Philadelphia Citizen and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
District Lawyer Larry Krasner’s workplace stated Kruger was “an overtly queer author who wrote about his personal journey surviving substance use dysfunction and homelessness” and spent lots of his time advocating for the homeless inhabitants, the LGBTQ+ group and folks coping with dependancy.