Eric Harrison : “Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Stabbing at Philadelphia Macy’s Department Store”

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Philadelphia Man Charged with Murder Following Fatal Stabbing at Macy’s Department Store

A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder and other offenses by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office following a tragic incident at the Macy’s department store in Center City on Monday. Tyrone Garcell Tunnell, the suspect in question, had initially been apprehended by store security for attempting to steal multiple hats from the store, according to local news outlet Action News 6 Philadelphia.

After returning the stolen items, Tunnell was released, but shockingly, just 15 minutes later, he returned to the store and stabbed a security guard. The victim, identified as 27-year-old Eric Harrison, tragically lost his life in the incident. Another security guard, 23-year-old Christian Mitchell, bravely intervened but sustained injuries to his face and arm.

Tunnell was later captured at the Somerset SEPTA station in the Kensington section of the city. Witnesses positively identified him, leading to the charges brought against him, which include murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, possession of an instrument of crime, tampering with evidence, and retail theft.

Court documents have revealed Tunnell’s extensive criminal history, with over a dozen previous arrests for offenses including retail theft, robbery, and drug-related charges across Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

Unfortunately, the Macy’s store in Center City has faced an ongoing issue with retail theft, recording over 250 reports this year alone, according to Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford.

The store owners expressed their deep sorrow in a statement, saying, “We are heartbroken about the incident that took place today at Macy’s Center City.” They also announced that the store will remain closed as the police investigation continues.

The mother of the deceased security guard, Eric Harrison, Dawn Fobbs, spoke out about the tragic loss of her son. She described him as an “innocent soul” and expressed her grief, saying, “Over some merchandise, you came in and took my baby’s life. He will never have children, he will never get married. All because of some hats.”

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