Man shot, killed while walking his dog in Brewerytown; $20K reward offered

By KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 25-year-old man was shot and killed while walking his dog in Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood Wednesday night.

Police say the entire incident was caught on private surveillance cameras. They say around 7 p.m., near the intersection of 31st and Jefferson streets, Milan Loncar was approached by two other men.

"It appears that this was an attempted robbery or a robbery," Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "And then the victim was shot in the chest. You can clearly see the shooter pull a gun, point it right to the chest of the victim, just inches away from him, when it appears they were trying to go through this victim’s pockets."

Small says Loncar was taken to Temple University Hospital and was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m.

Loncar was shot just about a block away from his house. Neighbors told police he’s been walking his dog around there for a long time.

The condition of his dog is unclear.

So far there are no known suspects, and no weapon was found at the scene.

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said Loncar was shot in the head.