Police identify pizza deliveryman shot and killed in West Philly

Tim Jimenez
February 27, 2019 - 7:30 am
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UPDATED: 9:38 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for who killed a pizza deliveryman in the Overbrook Park section of the city.

They say at around 7 p.m. Tuesday night, there was a 911 call from 76th and Woodcrest Avenue that a man was on the ground outside. 

Officers got there and found 30-year-old Bobby Jenkins shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

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Investigators are trying to figure out what happened.  

Inspector Ray Evers says the order was made from a house that was being renovated, and the delivery guy brought the food with him, but it was all a trap. 

"The house is under construction right now so we believe that the individuals who did this broke into the rear of the property and staged this robbery and turned it into a homicide," Evers said. 

There's no description right now of who may have been behind this attack. Police say the food order came from a cell phone, so they're investigating that. The food was also left behind in the house. 

After the shooting happened, police reached out to all of the pizza shops in that part of West Philadelphia, to warn them to be careful. 

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