Owner of Tacony takeout killed during robbery

Posted: January 21, 2012

The 27-year-old owner of a Chinese takeout was shot to death Friday night during an attempted robbery in the city's Tacony section, police said.

Around 7 p.m., two armed men confronted the owner of Jin House at Longshore Avenue and Tulip Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The owner told the gunmen to take whatever they wanted, but "for some reason they shot him" in the chest and fled without any money, Small said.

The owner's 27-year-old wife, who was holding their 8-month-old baby daughter, witnessed the shooting, Small said. The owner, who lived with his family upstairs, was pronounced dead at the scene. - Robert Moran

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