PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man has been charged in a shooting at a north Philadelphia office building that claimed the life of a security guard, authorities said.
Officers were called to the building in the Logan section of the city just before 11:30 a.m. Friday and found a man shot on the first floor. They were told that the offender was on the third floor, the location of administrative offices of Pathways to Housing, which provides services for the homeless.
Police found the suspect on the third floor armed with a large knife and took him into custody without incident. Witnesses said he had entered the third floor and discharged a firearm but no injuries there were reported. Three homemade guns were recovered along with two spent shotgun waddings, police said.
Authorities said the employee, 25-year-old Nassir Day, was pronounced dead at the scene. WPVI-TV reported that a close friend, Marques Morris, who played football with Day, called him “a standup guy” who would do “whatever it takes to protect anybody.”
Arthur Francis, a housing agency client, told the station that he encountered the suspect as he made his way into the building.
“I was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ He says, ‘They took my money, and they messed up my life’ is what he told me,” Francis said.
Wayne Dorylis, 59, who gave an address in Milford, Delaware, faces charges of murder, reckless endangerment and causing/risking a catastrophe as well as weapons offenses. A message seeking comment was sent to the Defender Association of Philadelphia, listed in court documents as representing him.
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