Police make an arrest in killing of Allentown man


Last updated 8/8/2016 at 5:34pm

Kenneth Murphy

Zone 3 police responded to the 1500 block of Arlington Avenue at approximately 11:50 p.m. Monday, August 1, for a report that a male had been shot.

Christopher Rodriguez, 20, was found inside of the residence with a gunshot wound to the face. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. According to police, the victim was shot outside of the residence.

Kenneth Murphy, 18, of Allentown, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and charged with the homicide.

Charges include criminal homicide, receiving stolen property, persons not to possess firearms, possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturers number, firearms not to be carried without a license, and tamper with/fabricate physical evidence.


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