A Philadelphia father and community activist is dead after being brutally murdered in front of his 2-year-old daughter.
Last week, Gerard Grandzol, 38, had just returned home from an outing with his daughter and his dog when he was approached by carjackers.
Grandzol was willing to hand over the car but wanted to get his daughter out first.
Apparently, the two thugs — one of them only 16 — could not wait.
As per the Philly Inquirer:
Grandzol, 38, was shot outside his Melon Street residence at about 8 p.m. Thursday. A well-loved community member and family man, Grandzol was approached by two males who took his wallet, according to police. When asked to hand over his car keys, Grandzol did not resist, police said Saturday night, but wanted to get his 2-year-old daughter out of the car. It appeared at least the younger Roberts may have felt Grandzol wasn’t moving fast enough, police said.
“The 16-year-old just stepped up to Mr. Grandzol and shot him twice in the head,” Ryan said.
Police said Grandzol was shot twice in the face at point-blank range, in front of his daughter, who was still in the vehicle.
Maurice Roberts, 21, and his 16-year-old brother — whose name was not released — are in custody.
The younger brother was the only one armed. Both brothers now face murder charges.