Man killed during armed home invasion in Chester City

YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU
YC.NEWS PHOTO/NIK HATZIEFSTATHIOU

Police in Delaware County are investigating a homicide that happened late Monday in the City of Chester.

Chester City Police initially responded to the 2600 block of Swarts Street for reports of an attempted burglary.

Witnesses then told dispatchers that a tall black male was fleeing on foot from the rear of the residence, heading towards Honan Street.

When police arrived, they were greeted by the residents, whom were outside formed in a group.

The residents stated the assailant was attempting to gain access to the rear of their residence, through a window that was boarded shut.

Officers were informed by another resident, that when they looked out the rear of the residence, they did see a black male running towards Honan Street.

The residents then stated that their dog was barking and attempting to head towards the backyard, towards their neighbors rear yard, which was one house east of their location.

Police proceeded to the backyard to canvas the area when they noticed a man in a kneeling position, slumped over with a gunshot wound to the back of his head.

Paramedics from Crozer Chester Medical Center arrived on location and did pronounce the victim deceased at the scene.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Chevin Goldsborough.

This marks the third homicide of the year in Chester City, and the second to occur on the 2600 block of Swarts Street.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact Detective Michael Canfield (Chester City Detective) at 610-447-7813 or mcanfield268@chesterpolice.org or Detective Thomas Scarpato (Delaware County Detective) at 610-891-4708.