Philly Man Killed Trying to Save Daughter During Carjacking

Philly Man Killed Trying to Save Daughter During Carjacking

Roberts was arrested Saturday, two days after 38-year-old Gerard Grandzol was shot and killed near his home. At that point, Grandzol was shot point blank in the head multiple times.

The two brothers evidently were determined to rob someone, and Grandzol became their target, police said.

Pennsylvania police have arrested two brothers in connection with the shooting death of a Philadelphia man, as reported by NY Daily News.

The family were heading home after enjoying a family outing in the park, when he was confronted by two men.

Marvin Roberts was reportedly identified and taken into police custody for questioning early Saturday.

Officials say the brothers approached Grandzol, who had just parked his auto with his 2-year-old daughter inside, around 8 p.m. on the 1500 block of Melon Street, where Grandzol lived.

Police say Grandzol was approached outside his residence Thursday night by two men who took his wallet and demanded his auto keys.

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Instead of worrying about giving up his keys, Grandzol was more focused on protecting his daughter and getting out of the vehicle, according to the paper.

"He's awaiting a hearing in New Jersey for his extradition and he will be brought back to Philadelphia to face charges and be formally arraigned", Homicide Captain Jack Ryan explained.

Grandzol was shot at least once in the face and died at a nearby hospital. Both brothers have criminal records and police say they lived "unsettled lives".

"We called him the mayor", Fernald said.

"He was just the best father to our two girls that you could even imagine", Grandzol's wife Kristen told KYW.

"He was welcoming to everyone in the neighborhood". Those two gunshots just destroyed my life and my two daughters don't have a father now. Everybody loved him and he was just the best. "I have a six-week-old daughter and a two-and-a-half year-old who saw the whole thing and I don't know if she'll ever be right". "That was remarkable. I'll miss him so much". There was also a post that reads in part: "My brother, Gerard Grandzol, was one of a kind".

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