(PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) — A 27-year-old man was arrested this morning and charged with shooting and killing a neighbor over dog droppings Tuesday afternoon in Tacony.
Police said Tyrirk Harris fired his 9mm pistol at least six times, killing Franklin Manuel Santana, 47.
Both men lived just doors apart on the 6500 block of Torresdale Avenue.
Neighbors said Harris allowed his Chihuahua and a German shepherd to defecate on lawns on the street and did not clean up after his pets.
Sometime after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Santana confronted Harris over the dog droppings, police said.
“I seen them arguing, then from there a little scuffle,” said neighbor Miguel Rivera, 37, who was walking by at the time. “Then I heard the shots.”