Authorities investigate death of man allegedly shot by Philly DA’s office employee

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that happened Tuesday morning during a robbery attempt in the city’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. The shooting involves a Philadelphia District Attorney's Office employee.

Authorities say officers arrived to Napa Street near Huntingdon Street around 10 a.m. and found a 31-year-old man shot in the chest, lying on the ground.

The other man, a 28-year-old, had his hands up in the air and said he was the one who called 911 and the one who fired the shot because he said he was being robbed.

The 31-year-old man died at the scene, and officials say two guns were located on site.

Law enforcement sources say the accused shooter works as a Victim/Witness Services Coordinator at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

He told officers he was licensed to carry, and has been taken to the homicide unit for questioning. He has not been charged.

Investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly happened.

The Pennsylvania Office of The Attorney General is handling the case.