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Philadelphia journalist was 'just trying to help' teen suspected in his murder, police say

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A man identified as the suspect in the Monday killing of Philadelphia journalist and community advocate Josh Kruger knew the victim, police said Friday.


Robert Edmond Davis, 19, was identified as the “offender” in Kruger’s slaying and a warrant was issued for his arrest, Lt. Hamilton Marshmond said at a news conference Friday afternoon


Davis should be considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone who knows his location should contact authorities, they said.


The journalist, known for his advocacy for LGBTQ+ people, Philadelphians living on the streets, and people living with addiction, may have been counseling the teenager, police said.