Man arrested for Germantown bar killing no stranger to courts

Kristen Johanson
March 25, 2019 - 1:52 pm
Philadelphia police

KYW Newsradio, file

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man has been charged in the murder of a beloved bar employee in Germantown. The defendant has a lengthy criminal history, at just 25 years old. 

Authorities say Robert Lumpsin walked into Delmar Bar and Lounge on Thursday demanding cash and then shot Jeffrey Johnson in the chest, killing the 58-year-old as they say he momentarily hesitated to lock the doors of the building during the robbery. 

The shooting, which happened around 2 a.m., was captured on surveillance video. Detectives say people calling in tips helped them find Lumpsin.

Lumpsin has now been charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy assault and related gun offenses, but he is no stranger to the courts.

Lumpsin has been charged four other times: in 2012 for a drug case and a car theft, in 2013 for another drug case, and again in 2014 for several gun charges. He went to prison and was released nearly three years ago. He also been arrested for driving under the influence, and has had a few probation violations. 

Authorities credit tips from the public with leading to the identity of Lumpsin.

Lumpsin remains in prison, and has his preliminary hearing scheduled for next month.