Couple Shot to Death During Sex in SUV: Cops

Both were shot in the head and were in other relationships, say police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2015 8:06 AM CST

(Newser) – Police are investigating a "crime of passion" in Philadelphia: the shooting of a man and woman who were having sex in the backseat of an SUV. Authorities say Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, were naked or partially naked in Smith's vehicle in Fairmount Park when an assailant opened the SUV door and fired nine shots, each one hitting Arline or Smith in the head, sometime between midnight and 5am on Friday, per CBS Philadelphia and ABC6; their bodies were found around 3pm. The victims had been dating on-and-off for years but "both were involved with other people," homicide captain James Clark says.

"Obviously that’s where our investigation is looking at right now," Clark continues. "Somebody knew that they were in the park at that time and obviously had issue with that." Clark says police have spoken to Arline's girlfriend but hope to soon speak with Smith's boyfriend. The man isn't necessarily a person of interest, "just someone we want to talk to," Clark adds; ABC6 reports Smith had several children. Police are also looking into Arline and Smith's cellphone records, shell casings from a .40 caliber handgun found at the scene, and fingerprints found on the door of the SUV, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Read more shooting stories.)

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