Margaret Lippi Death – Philadelphia man arrested in murder of wife

62-year-old Philadelphia man arrested for shooting wife in front of daughter in Northern Liberties home

Margaret Lippi Death : A 62-year-old Philadelphia man has been arrested after police say he fatally shot his wife in front of her daughter Friday night at a Northern Liberties home.

The incident happened in the 300 block of Poplar Street at about 1 a.m. Officials from the  Philadelphia Police Department responded to the shots fired report in the area. Arriving officers located 55-year-old Margaret Lippi suffering from a gunshot wound to the face inside the home, Lippi was pronounced dead at the scene.

SWAT Team officers located another woman and her two children inside a bedroom closet and took them to safety. The 62-year-old suspected shooter who has “a history of abuse and drug use,” was found hiding under a blanket in the basement.

Officials say Lippi’s daughter called 911 and said that the suspect walked into a bedroom where Lippi was lying and shot her three times in the face. No charges have been reported after the incident.

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