Arrest Warrant Issued for 19yo Robert Davis, 'Ex-Lover' of 39yo Slain Journalist Josh Kruger

Chris Menahan
Oct. 06, 2023

Philadelphia police on Friday issued an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Robert Davis in the killing of 39-year-old far-left "openly queer and HIV-positive" journalist Josh Kruger and revealed in a leak to the media that the two had been in gay relationship.

From The Inquirer, "Police are searching for a 19-year-old man they believe killed Josh Kruger":
Philadelphia police have issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old man they believe killed Josh Kruger, the local journalist fatally shot in his home earlier this week, officials said Friday.

Police are searching for Robert Davis, who investigators believe was an acquaintance of Kruger's before he allegedly shot him multiple times Monday morning inside his Point Breeze home. The warrant includes charges for murder and related crimes, police said. Davis remains at large.

Lt. Hamilton Marshmond of the Homicide Unit said Kruger, 39, had been trying to help Davis, who was facing various troubles including homelessness.

"He was just trying to help him get through life," Marshmond said.
Is that what they're calling it these days?
For reasons that remain unclear, Marshmond said, detectives believe Davis entered Kruger's home just before 1:30 a.m., then shot him multiple times at the base of his stairs. Kruger ran outside screaming for help, but collapsed in the sidewalk. Officers rushed him to the hospital, but he died shortly after arrival.

Marshmond said the motive for the killing remains under investigation, and it's unclear how Davis got into Kruger's home, which showed no signs of forced entry. He said video of Davis near the area at the time of the shooting, and tips from Kruger's friends and family about their earlier interactions led investigators to him.
[...] Marshmond said Davis was known to police and had been arrested before, but declined to elaborate on officers' earlier interactions with him. Court records show that Davis was arrested in August and charged with criminal trespassing and mischief, but the District Attorney's Office withdrew the charges at a preliminary hearing the following month.

[...] One law enforcement source, who requested anonymity to discuss the investigation, said detectives believe the killing was domestic in nature, and said Kruger and Davis had previously been in a relationship. And the person of interest police had identified earlier this week — a man who friends said had broken into Kruger's home before — ended up being cleared, and additional evidence ultimately led detectives to Davis.

[...] An openly queer and HIV-positive journalist, he wrote for multiple news outlets, including The Inquirer, weighing in on issues affecting the LGBTQ community, harm reduction services, and city and state politics.
As Andy Ngo highlighted, Kruger was "a BLM advocate who argued that we have a 'white supremacist police state' killing black people."

Hopefully, Philly District Attorney Larry Krasner will see it in his heart to forgive this victim of white supremacy and -- once again -- let him off without charges.

Follow InformationLiberation on Twitter, Facebook, Gab, Minds and Telegram.

All original InformationLiberation articles CC 4.0

About - Privacy Policy