A passerby found Hagan slumped near the corner of Fourth and Lombard and called police about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the authorities said Wednesday. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and pronounced dead at 4:30 a.m.
In November, another brutal, unsolved shooting took place about a block away. A 46-year-old man, Darren Rogers, was knocked to the ground as he walked past two men in hoodies on the 400 block of Pine Street. They punched and kicked him for about 45 seconds, then fired a single shot into his chest, which struck his spinal cord and left him paralyzed.
Hagan, a graduate of Pennsauken High School and Drexel University, was working in Center City as a senior associate with Grant Thornton L.L.P.
A soccer player since his youth, Hagan still played every Tuesday night in a Cherry Hill soccer league, according to his brother, Jesse. Other interests included snowboarding, music, and travel.
Several years ago, Hagan bought and gutted a house on Earl Street in Fishtown, then set about making renovations with help from his father, Michael Sr. "He was really passionate about city planning and revitalizing the Fishtown neighborhood," Jesse Hagan said.
"He was there because he loved the city, and his life was senselessly taken," said the victim's uncle, Ed Couture.
Viewings were scheduled Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Falco/Caruso & Leonard Pennsauken Funeral Home, 6600 N. Browning Rd. A Funeral Mass was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Stephen, 6300 Browning Rd., followed by interment at Lakeview Memorial Park in Cinnaminson.