CRIME

Philadelphia Man Shot And Killed His Wife With Crossbow, Police Say

The 41-year-old man will face charges for killing Pamela Nightlinger, 42.

A northeast Philadelphia woman is dead after her husband shot and killed her with a crossbow at their home on Sunday night, authorities say.

Pamela Nightlinger, 42, ran to her neighbors' home for help around 9:33 p.m. after suffering a penetrating wound to her chest, Philadelphia police said in an emailed release.

Philadelphia Police Capt. Anthony Ginaldi told NBC Philadelphia that a bolt from the crossbow passed through her chest and a couch before hitting a wall.

Nightlinger's neighbors called 911 after finding her collapsed outside their front door, police said. About an hour later, she was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital. 

Officers said they arrested Nightlinger's 41-year-old husband at the scene of the crime.

Police say a man fatally shot his wife with a crossbow at this northeast Philadelphia home on Sunday night.
Police say a man fatally shot his wife with a crossbow at this northeast Philadelphia home on Sunday night.

Authorities have not yet released the name of Nightlinger's husband -- whom they'd initially identified as her boyfriend -- but he's expected to be charged sometime on Monday. 

It also appears that there were children living at the home, Ginaldi said, but they were not present at the time of the shooting.

Philadelphia officers have visited the home “a couple times before for him," Ginaldi told CBS Philly. Neighbors reported that the man had been having issues over the last month or so, he said.

Police told The Huffington Post that there were no updates in the case as of Monday afternoon. The district attorney's office did not immediately return a request for comment.

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