Man accused of killing girlfriend next to sleeping newborn turns himself in

Kristen Johanson
December 17, 2018 - 7:57 am
Tyrese Lynch

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department

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UPDATED: 2:35 p.m.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have confirmed the 32-year-old man they say shot and killed his girlfriend, who was sleeping feet away from their newborn baby, has turned himself in to police.

Police say Tyrese Lynch killed 24-year-old Isis Williams around 4 a.m. Friday morning on North Woodstock Street, while their 5-day-old daughter was next to them in a crib.

When police went inside the residence and went upstairs, they say they found a Williams dead on the floor.

“It appears to be domestic at this point. Very sad incident," Police Commissioner Richard Ross said. "We know who we're looking for. It's not a question about that. So, we'll go about the business of locating him and arresting him for this horrible crime."

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The baby was not hurt, but police took her to St. Christopher's Hospital so she could be taken care of. 

Police had a warrant out for his arrest since the shooting. He will be charged with murder, reckless endangerment of a child, assault and related gun offenses.

Lynch did not have a license to carry, and police are still looking for the murder weapon.

Police say Lynch and Williams got into an argument, and he fired two shots, one of which hit Williams in the head, the other into the property across the street.

Lynch had a prior arrest for a disturbance involving Williams. He is now being questioned by detectives. 

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This is a developing story.

KYW Newsradio's Tim Jimenez contributed to this report.