Suspect in Philadelphia, Delaware murders now tied to North Philly double homicide

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigators say they have now tied the man accused in several murders both in Philadelphia and Delaware to a double homicide in North Philadelphia, where two shop owners were found shot in the head.

Keith Gibson already faces more than three dozen charges in Delaware for the murder of a shop owner and of another man. Now, Philadelphia authorities have a warrant for Gibson, 39, in connection with the murders of Eric Flores and Roy Caban.

The two men, who were 50 and 42, were found shot in the head this past January inside their store, Al Madinah Traders, along Germantown Avenue near Broad Street and Erie Avenue.

Authorities say they tied ballistics to Gibson’s gun. They say that gun was used in all the killings, including that of Dunkin' Donuts manager Christine Lugo who was killed last month.

The fatal shooting was captured on video, and eventually investigators identified Gibson as their suspect.

But Delaware police were also looking for him. Gibson was eventually arrested in Wilmington after, authorities say, he tried to rob a Rite Aid.

Earlier this week, officials there indicted Gibson on 41 charges, including the murder of two others:
- Leslie Ruiz-Basilio, an employee of the Metro PCS store in Elsmere, Delaware
- Ronald Wright, who they say he robbed and shot the same day he killed Lugo

Gibson also faces charges in the killing of his own mother, Christine Gibson.

He remains in Delaware’s custody, and it is likely he will face trial there first before being brought to Philadelphia.

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