Philadelphia- A North Philadelphia man told police his son was shot and killed during a home invasion early Thursday.
Police responded to a call for a home invasion robbery before 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police say the father had been home with the 4-year-old victim and a younger child, while their mother was at work.
"He reported that it was a home invasion robbery when he called it into police radio and to the first responding officers," according to Acting Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter." We don't have any viable flash at this time regarding the person involved, but hopefully, as he is questioned at Homicide we will be able to get a clearer picture as to what exactly happened."
When police arrived the father was downstairs with the younger child, and the 4-year-old was found upstairs in a bedroom unconscious and unresponsive.
The child was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced at the hospital.
"Unfortunately, officers throughout the city over the last year have been in that situation, you know, and we are very conscious of the help they may also need, too. A lot of them, themselves are parents of young children- to just put a kid, who was shot, in the car, try to save their life, and not have those results," Coulter said.