Eric Harrison : “Man Charged with Murder After Security Guard Fatally Stabbed at Macy’s in Philadelphia”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder and other related offenses after a security guard was fatally stabbed at the Macy’s department store in Center City, Philadelphia. The incident occurred on Monday morning inside the store located at 13th and Market streets.

The suspect, Tyrone Garcell Tunnell, was initially stopped by security when he attempted to steal several hats from the store. The stolen items were recovered, and Tunnell was allowed to leave. However, he returned to the store about 15 minutes later and allegedly stabbed one of the guards, identified as 27-year-old Eric Harrison. Another guard, 23-year-old Christian Mitchell, intervened and sustained injuries to his face and arm.

Tunnell was apprehended at the Somerset SEPTA station in the Kensington section of the city. He was positively identified by witnesses. According to court documents, Tunnell has a history of arrests for retail theft, robbery, and drug offenses in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties.

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged Tunnell with Murder, Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possession of an Instrument of Crime, Tampering with Evidence, and Retail Theft.

Macy’s, which has been significantly affected by retail theft, has filed over 250 reports of such incidents at its Center City location this year. Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford highlighted the severity of the issue. Following the incident, Macy’s released a statement expressing their sorrow and announced the temporary closure of the store as they cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation.

The victim’s mother, Dawn Fobbs, described her son Eric Harrison as her best friend and expressed her shock and disbelief at the tragic event. The grieving mother is seeking answers as to why her son was targeted.

The case has sparked concerns about the safety of retail workers and the need for increased security measures. Authorities are working to ensure justice is served in this heartbreaking incident that has left a family devastated and a community in mourning. Macy’s has yet to announce when the store will reopen as the investigation continues.

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