PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Josh Kruger, a Philadelphia journalist and activist, was shot and killed inside his home in the Point Breeze neighborhood early Monday morning, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. in the 2300 block of Watkins Street.
Kruger, 39, was shot seven times, according to police. He was taken to an area hospital, where he later died.
Police have not made any arrests and no weapons were recovered.
Jaz Brown heard the gunshots and screams of her neighbor, Kruger, outside their door early Monday morning.
“Josh was calling for help and I called the police to make sure they’d come out for them,” Brown said.
Kruger overcame homelessness and addiction to work for five years in city government, handling Mayor Jim Kenney’s social media and serving as the communications director for the city’s Office of Homeless Services.
He left city government in 2021 to return to …