Surveillance video released in killing of Temple graduate Everett Beauregard near Drexel in Powelton

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police have released surveillance video showing a 23-year-old Temple University graduate being shot and killed near Drexel University.

According to police, Everett Beauregard got off a train at 34th and Market Street, a few blocks from his home, just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday after leaving a get-together with friends at a bar in South Philadelphia.

There he met the suspect.

“Tragically, Mr. Beauregard’s life was cut short by this heinous act of violence and for no apparent reason. This was not a robbery attempt as we initially thought,” said Philadelphia Police Captain Jason Smith at a news conference Friday afternoon.

The video shows the shooter walking down the 400 block of North 35th Street in Powelton.

Captain Smith said that as Beauregard passes the suspect, the gunman “turns quickly and immediately begins firing at Mr Beauregard with his back turned to him.”

The 23-year-old was hit once in the base of his neck, cutting his spinal cord, Smith said.

Beauregard collapses on the sidewalk. Smith said the suspect starts to run away, but fires one more shot at the victim.

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The gunman was last seen walking north on 35th Street toward Spring Garden Street.

Police say the suspect, who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants and a light-colored face mask, is considered armed and dangerous.

“The perpetrator was spotted on video surveillance hanging around the area at 11:21 p.m. well before the incident,” Smith said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 215-686-3334/3335.

Drexel police said they saw Beauregard lying on the sidewalk.

Police took Beauregard to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“This was not an argument between Mr. Beauregard and the perpetrator. Not a word was spoken between the two until the perpetrator turned and shot Mr. Beauregard in the back,” Captain Smith said.

On Thursday afternoon, the victim’s family released a statement saying, in part, “The Beauregard family would like to express their thanks for the outpouring of condolences for the tragic death of our beloved son Everett Beauregard.

Everett was always ready to help anyone who needed his attention, love and humor.”

Relatives said Beauregard was finalizing his plans to begin his MBA in the winter and was proud of a leadership role supporting the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election. Police said he worked for Wells Fargo.

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Temple University issued the following statement:

“Everett had just become Temple Made in June, adding to the tragic circumstances surrounding his death. He had a very bright future ahead of him, and it’s beyond disheartening to know that we can no longer see him alongside his colleague.” Soaring Owls. Our thoughts are with Everett’s family, friends and the entire temple community at this extremely difficult time.”

Beauregard was a former intern of Congressman Brandon Boyle.

“I am deeply saddened to learn that this senseless epidemic of gun violence has hit a member of my team. Everett worked for my campaign during the 2018 election season. He was instrumental in our election victory that year,” Boyle said in a statement. declaration. “He was a kind, well-loved and focused young man with a bright future ahead of him. We will truly miss him and grieve with his family and friends at this difficult time.”

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A stray bullet went through the window of a first-floor apartment; it got stuck in a bathroom wall. No one was injured in the apartment.

The City of Philadelphia is offering a $20,000 reward leading to an arrest and conviction for this murder.

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