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Police: Paraplegic Man Shoots, Kills Brother To Protect Sister

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WEST PHILADELPHIA-Philadelphia Police say a 34-year-old paraplegic man shot and killed his brother after he was apparently protecting his 38-year-old sister during an alleged attack.

It happened around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday at 58th and Filbert Streets in West Philadelphia.

According to authorities, John Mapp, 40, was physically abusive towards the sister. Police say Mapp then turned towards his brother in a wheelchair, who opened fire on Mapp, hitting him at least once in the chest.

Mapp died early Sunday morning at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Family members say the brothers have experienced issues in the past, but nothing like this.

The sister and brother of the victim, who have not yet been identified, are still being questioned by homicide detectives.

So far, no charges have been filed and depending on what they find out, it may be a case of self-defense.

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