An alleged victim of the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman in a Walgreens parking lot has told police he acted in self-defense after he confronted a man who was trying to grab her phone, according to court documents.
The woman told police that the man, who police identified as Christopher Brown, 34, of the 800 block of West State Street in East Philadelphia, was trying in his attempt to grab the phone that was hanging from the back of her car, according the court documents filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Police said the woman was in a parking lot at the Walgens when Brown approached her, pointing a handgun at her.
Brown allegedly tried to grab it and said he had a gun, according with the documents.
She told police Brown pointed his gun at her and told her to get out of his car.
Police described Brown as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 140 pounds.
He was arrested at a Walgreen store parking lot in East Harrisburg and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and disorderly conduct.
He has been released on $1,500 bond.