Philadelphia police ask for public's help in identifying arson, homicide suspect

New surveillance video shows the suspect purchased a container of gas a few minutes before the deadly fire erupted.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Police ask for public's help in identifying arson, homicide suspect
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DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN? Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a double homicide and arson in the city's Tioga-Nicetown section.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a double homicide and arson in the city's Tioga-Nicetown section.

Police said new surveillance video shows the man buy a container of gas a few minutes before the deadly fire was reported at 4 a.m. Thursday.

RELATED: Homicide investigation underway after 2 killed in Tioga-Nicetown house fire

Two people died at a local hospital after being pulled from the second floor of the home, investigators said.

Police have not yet released a possible motive and are still awaiting autopsy results to determine how the victims died.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the fire is asked to contact police.