Philadelphia authorities have released video showing the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a teenager who was walking another person’s dog over the weekend.
Surveillance video shows a hooded suspect sneaking around and looking through and around parked vehicles to watch 17-year-old Teryn Johnson, who was shot dead just before 9pm on Sunday night in what investigators believe was a targeted attack.
The Philadelphia Police Department has not yet made an arrest and is asking for public support for any information that could lead to an arrest.
Philadelphia police officers responded to reports of gunfire on the 5300 block of Harrock Street on Sunday.
At the scene, officers found a seriously injured victim and took her to Temple University Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 9:16 p.m., police said.
New surveillance video that preceded the fatal shooting provides additional details surrounding the attack, including that at least two people were involved in carrying out the attack, a general description of the suspect and identification of the getaway vehicle.
Investigators say the suspect watched the victims for several minutes before carrying out the attack, and the video montage appears to confirm that information.
In the video, authorities said the suspect and at least one other person were in a dark-colored Dodge Challenger parked on the street next to the victims before being parked further down the street.
Once the victim and other person have passed the challenger, the suspect, dressed all in black, exits the room and runs across the street towards them. The suspect appears to watch the victim behind a van for several moments before re-boarding the Challenger. The sports car then drives close to the victims, the suspect gets out and fires a gun at least three times.
Witnesses at the scene on Sunday night claimed the victim had multiple gunshot wounds, Fox 29 reported.
On Monday, Philadelphia Police Department Captain Jason Smith said at a news conference that the victim was “specifically targeted.”
The Homicide Detectives Division continues to investigate the incident, and the city of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
Authorities are warning not to approach the suspect but to call 911 immediately.
Tips may be submitted by calling 215.686.TIPS (8477) or texting 215.686.TIPS (8477).
https://nypost.com/2022/09/15/teryn-johnson-17-stalked-by-hooded-suspect-moments-before-her-fatal-shooting-video/ Teryn Johnson, 17, pursued by hooded suspects shortly before her fatal shooting: video