Philadelphia police were called to the 1700 block of Bleigh Avenue shortly after midnight.
A man was found dead in his basement after being shot twice in the back of the head.
Officials say the man had a pillow over his face.
Authorities say the man was at a party with his family when he got a phone call and left early.
The wife then came home to find her husband's body in the basement.
Police were searching for a BMW wagon that was stolen from the home, but the vehicle was later located, burnt, on Cheltenham Avenue.
The search for the shooter continues.