2 women sought in Point Breeze killing

Point Breeze
Surveillance images show two suspects in Monday’s fatal shooting.

Detectives are attempting to identify two women after a man was fatally shot Monday evening inside a corner store in Point Breeze, police said.

Tyreese Jerry, 35, was shot multiple times just before 6:40 p.m. at Federal Deli Market, located at 20th and Federal streets, investigators said. Jerry, who lived in the Parkside neighborhood, was taken to Jefferson University Hospital, where he died just before 8 p.m., according to the PPD.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance images and video showing the two women, saying both are known to frequent the corner store. The shooting allegedly stemmed from an altercation inside the business.

Investigators described the shooter as a 5-foot 2-inch tall woman between 23 and 25 years old who has braids and was wearing dark gray crocks and black pants with holes in the legs at the time of the incident. Officers recovered her hooded sweatshirt at the scene, the PPD said.

The other woman, described as a “person of interest,” is a 5-foot 9-inch woman in her late 20s who was wearing white sandals, black pants with holes in the knees and thighs and a denim jacket, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the PPD’s Homicide Unit at 215-686-3334/3335 or call or text 215-686-TIPS (8477). The city offers a $20,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest and conviction in a murder case.

Since the beginning of the year, 95 people have been killed in homicides in Philadelphia, down 37% from the same date in 2023, according to police data.

Counseling, peer support and victim advocacy services are available for victims, family members and others affected by gun violence. Go to metrophiladelphia.com/gun-violence-resources for more information.