Fatal shooting in Frankford

A Frank­ford man was killed in a hail of gun­fire on a Frank­ford block late Monday as three rob­bers re­portedly tried to in­vade the home of a couple and sev­er­al chil­dren. Shortly after 10 p.m., three gun­men showed up at a home on the 5700 block of Le­onard St. and tried to force their way in­side. It’s not clear what promp­ted the gun­fire. 

Lamar Muldrow, 29, may have res­isted the in­va­sion at­tempt to al­low his wife and five chil­dren to re­treat to safety, ac­cord­ing to broad­cast news re­ports, which cited po­lice sources. Of­ficers found Muldrow with wounds of the chest and hip. He died less than an hour later at Temple Uni­versity Hos­pit­al.

De­tect­ives re­covered about a dozen empty shell cas­ings at the scene. No oth­er in­jur­ies were re­por­ted. The un­known gun­men fled. No de­scrip­tions have been re­leased. •• 

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