Sunday, January 24, 2021
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District Attorney: Chester’s 5th homicide was justified, no charges to follow

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The Delaware County District Attorneys Office & City of Chester Police Department announced Monday that no charges would be filed following the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Tyler Reed-Knox.

Just before 4:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, police responded to the 300 block of Pennell in Chester City for reports of a gunshot victim.

When police arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

He was transported to Crozer-Chester Medical Center and later pronounced dead.

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Detectives from the city of Chester Police Department, as well as personnel from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office discovered that Knox was attempting to rob someone at gunpoint – leading to a struggle between both parties.

This struggle lead to the initial aggressor being shot and killed.

It was determined by the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office that no charges would be filed, and the ruling was determined to be a justified homicide.

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