No charges yet in fatal home invasion shooting in Frankford

A 69-year-old man was taken into custody briefly, but he hasn't been charged after fatally shooting his neighbors.
Published : July 18, 2017 Updated : July 18, 2017
Robert DePaul, 45, and August Dempsey, 43. (Provided)

No arrests have been made and no charges have yet been filed following a fatal home invasion shooting that occurred in the city’s Frankford section on Sunday.

 

According to police, the shooting occurred after neighbors got into an argument along the 4700 block of James Street just before 2 a.m. on Sunday. At that time, police said a 69-year-old male pulled a gun and shot two people – identified by NBC Philadelphia as 45-year-old Bob DePaul and his girlfriend, August Dempsey, 43 – each in the head, killing them both.

 

Law enforcement officials said that the man who fired the shots told police that he shot his neighbors because he had thought the two victims were climbing a fence into his property.

 

After the shooting, police said, the man, whom law enforcement officials did not identify, called police, and he was taken into custody but was later released.

 

Contacted Tuesday morning, a police spokesperson said that no charges have been filed in this incident, though the shooting is still under investigation.

 

 

 
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