According to officials, a Philadelphia man found himself in an ironic situation, confronting an armed murder suspect at his business, tricking the gunman into a garage and locking him up. inside until the police can arrest him.
Accused Andrew Kramer31 years old, charged on Friday for hitting his former housemate Melissa Malcolm38 years old said Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in New Jersey.
Kramer was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon as well as one count of stealing Malcolm’s SUV and using her debit card.
Government previously identified him as a person of interest in the death of a woman. Prosecutors now say the two used to live together but Kramer moved out of the residence at Malcolm’s “request”.
Mount Laurel Police Department officers went to the woman’s home Wednesday to perform a welfare check as she was unavailable for work. They found her dead in her bed. A medical examiner later determined that she had been beaten to death and suffered severe head injuries.
Police determined that Kramer had stolen Malcolm’s 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and withdrawn money from her bank accounts at convenience stores in nearby Marlton and Brooklawn before setting off for Philadelphia on the other side of the river. Delaware.
It was in the City of Brotherly Love that Kramer is said to have encountered a local man with a gun and demanded a ride.
“The victim told Kramer he could stay in his garage,” officers said Thursday. “After Kramer entered the garage, the victim locked him up and called the police, who came and arrested him.”
However, it is said that it has taken some time for the situation to de-escalate. Officers said they arrived at the Philly man’s business and found Kramer holding a gun under his own chin.
“After about 30 minutes of talking with Kramer, officers were able to convince him to put down his loaded 25mm semi-automatic pistol,” Burlington County prosecutors said.
Kramer faces extradition from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Philly police helped him on charges that included simple assault and making terroristic threats.
Burlington County prosecutors did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Law & Crime.
“I would like to commend the individual defendant confronted in Philadelphia, for his swift and level-headed response to this terrifying encounter,” prosecutors said. Scott A. Coffina speak. “I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding work of the Philadelphia Police Department in responding to the scene and their successful de-escalation to ensure the defendant did not harm any responding officers or himself. his body.”
[Image via Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office]
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