용의자, Jeffrey Stepien, 49, was allegedly seen on Ring doorbell footage outside an apartment building in the city’s Bridesburg district for about 90 minutes Tuesday night, 여우 29 Philadelphia reported.
A former landlord identified Stepien from the footage and said he used to live at the apartment years ago, 역에 따르면.
이하 24 hours after the video was recorded, Stepien was accused of beating to death Samantha Maag, 31, in front of horrified witnesses on the eighth floor of the Regus building in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood just after 2 오후, 경찰은 말했다.
Stepien, who rented office space on the eighth floor, was charged with murder Thursday, 당국은 말했다. He is accused of walking up behind Maag as she sat in the reception area on the same floor and attacking her, 경찰에 따르면.
Maag, described by coworkers as a “team leader,” was struck at least five times in the head, 경찰은 말했다. The victim also had defensive wounds to her arms and hands.
She was taken to a hospital and died shortly after arrival, 당국에 따르면.
It’s believed that Stepien and Maag knew each other and had argued in the past, 경찰은 말했다. A law enforcement source 폭스에게 말했다 29 that investigators are also seeing whether Stepien was living in the rented office space after being told that was not allowed.
After the brutal beating, police arrived to find the suspect getting off an elevator covered in blood and carrying a bag with two-foot-long bloody metal pipes, 여우 29 신고.
적어도 15 calls to 911 were made after the alleged attack.
“People screaming, people hiding under desks, [ㅏ] person with a weapon. It was definitely a very violent, tragic incident that probably lasted longer than your normal homicide when someone gets shot,” Philadelphia police Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters.
Bridesburg is about 7 miles northeast of Old City.