Victim identified, suspect arrested in Germantown homicide

Philadelphia Police released the identity of a man who died from multiple gunshot wounds in the doorway of a Fernhill Road apartment building on Wednesday.

They also said the shooter has been charged with homicide in connection with the case for which self-defense was originally broached as a possibility.

Kirby Frederick, 39, from the 1800 block of Harrison St. in Frankford, was declared dead from multiple gunshots to the torso and back, a police spokeswoman said Monday.

Arrested and charged with murder and related offenses was Christopher Crowell, 25, of the 6000 block of N. 12th St. in Fern Rock.

Crowell remained at the Germatown scene and gave police the gun believed to have been used in the fatal shooting.

Scheduled for a May 15 preliminary hearing, he remained in custody on Monday afternoon.

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