Boyfriend of police officer’s ex charged with homicide

Police have identified the killer of Officer Marc Brady as 35-year-old Kareem Alleyne of the 900 block of E. Price St.  Alleyne is currently dating Brady’s ex-girlfriend, police said.

At a press conference yesterday afternoon Commissioner Charles Ramsey stated that Brady was biking toward his ex-girlfriend’s home when Alleyne, driving the opposite direction on Musgrave Street in Mt. Airy, hit the officer head-on shortly before 11:40 p.m on Sunday night. 

At the press conference Homicide Division Capt. James Clark noted that the two men “had bad blood between them,” but that it was “a chance encounter” on Sunday night.

Brady, who was off-duty at the time, suffered severe head trauma. He was transported to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he was declared dead at 12:05 a.m. Monday.

Alleyne was charged with homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.

“Nothing justifies taking the life of another human being under these circumstances,” said Ramsey.

According to a report from 6abc, Brady was “being investigated internally by the Philadelphia Police Department, though the details of that investigation have not been released. Authorities say he had been on desk duty pending the outcome of the investigation.”

In Nov. 2010, Brady was shot in the leg following a wee-hours altercation on Musgrave Street. Police did not say whether that incident was related to Sunday night’s fatal collision or the internal investigation.

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