Video: The Moments Before a Murder
Police released this video snippet last night and asked if anyone might be able to identify the gunman. This is the man who burst into the barbershop at Frankford and Anthony Avenues on Nov. 9 and shot David Henry Porter in the head. The man’s head you see in the foreground is Porter’s barber, who police did not name and who was apparently uninjured.
It appears the gun jammed. The gunman calmly pauses to clear the jam, and the barber appears to be going about his work as if nothing unusual is happening.
On Tuesday the Sun published an interview with Porter’s mother, a 911 dispatcher, who told the newspaper her son was well-loved in the neighborhood before and since his stint in prison for a 1994 murder. Porter was going to open a used car lot, his mother told the Sun.