Philadelphia man Tony Harris was shot dead after a picture of his fiancé holding what appeared to be $60,000 was uploaded to social media.
Harris, 50, had originally posted the photo of his fiancé Amber Crane holding the cash on Facebook. The caption explained that Harris had misplaced the cash and hoped his wife didn’t spend it shopping.
On Oct. 12, a week after the post was uploaded, armed robbers broke into Harris’ home and demanded to know where the money was. According to police, the three young men entered the home around 11:30 p.m. that night.
Two of the men confronted Harris, who was in the living room with his two youngest children. The third man held a gun to Crane’s head and demanded to know where the money had been placed. Crane apparently insisted that the family was poor, which led one of the men to shoot Harris in the head.
Harris was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in critical condition but died the next morning.
“They told us when we got there his survival rate would be 5 percent,” Dar’rel Tyson, Harris’ sister, said.
According to Harris’ nephew Anthony Fleming, the stack of money was composed of $1 bills with $20s on top to make it appear like a lot of money. Fleming noted that the picture was a joke.
Harris left behind three children all under the age of 5.
“You always got a part of Tone, every time you look into your 3 beautiful children eyes…” one Facebook user wrote.
Police are currently searching for the three masked intruders, all between the ages of 17 and 19.
Photo Credit: Facebook