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Philly Police Search For Suspects After Dad Shot To Death While Pumping Gas In Afternoon
Two suspects got out of a car with guns and then chased down and shot Brandon Dixon multiple times at a Philadelphia gas station where he'd stopped to get gas.
Police in Philadelphia are on the search for two suspects who shot a father to death as he was pumping gas in broad daylight.
Brandon Dixon, 30, was shot on Monday afternoon at a Liberty gas station while pumping gas into his vehicle, according to police. He was shot multiple times by two people who got out of a red car, according to surveillance footage. The two suspects exited the car before chasing Dixon, and the footage shows Dixon fleeing. One of the suspects appeared to be firing a semi-automatic rifle.
The Philadelphia Police Department said in a statement obtained by Oxygen.com that Dixon was "shot multiple times in the face and head." He died after being transferred to a medical center.
Police said that no weapon was found at the scene.
"He didn't deserve this,” his grieving mother Lisa Dixon told WPVI. “He didn't deserve this. My son did not deserve to die like this.”
His death leaves a daughter without a father, according to KYW-TV.
“She woke up yesterday morning and she said ‘Mom-mom, I’m sad.’ I said ‘Baby, I’m sad too,'” his mom told the outlet.
Lisa Dixon told WPVI that she is “searching for answers.”
"I just need to see him,” she said on Wednesday as she returned to the gas station where her son was shot. “I came back here because I just need to be where he was last alive."
Brandon Dixon’s death is one of several shootings that have occurred in broad daylight in the city as of late.
Investigators are asking for the public's assistance in locating the suspects' vehicle in the case. Both suspects were dressed in black and they were driving a 2009 red Mazda 3 sedan bearing the New Jersey license plate V62-PWX. A $20,000 reward is available.
Police can be reached at 215-686-3334 or 215-686-3335. Tips can be texted to 215-686-8477.