PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia police are still searching for those responsible in the fatal shooting of a Temple University student on Saturday night. Officers found Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old student at Temple’s Fox School of Business, shot multiple times shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Temple University Confirms 21-Year-Old Student,…
PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Philadelphia police are still searching for those responsible in the fatal shooting of a Temple University student on Saturday night.
Officers found Daniel Duignam, a 21-year-old student at Temple’s Fox School of Business, shot multiple times shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Philadelphia Police Homicide Capt. John Ryan said during a press conference on Monday that Duignam called 911, telling the dispatcher he couldn’t breathe.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the apartment ransacked and no forced entry. Ryan says they believe Duignam knew who was inside the apartment with him at the time and that money was taken from his apartment.
“We’re looking for anyone who might have information,” said Ryan.
Police say there are currently no suspects.
“On behalf of everyone at Temple, I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Daniel’s family and friends at this tragic time. They are in the thoughts and prayers of us all. The death of a member of Temple University’s community takes an enormous emotional toll on all of us,” Temple University President Richard Englert said in a statement.
Those that knew Duignam have taken to social media to send condolences.
The 21-year-old student was from Tatamy, Pennsylvania, about 55 miles north of Philadelphia.
Duignam’s grandfather was the former mayor of Tatamy.
In a post on the Tatamy Borough’s Facebook page, current Mayor Christopher Moren called his death a “senseless tragedy.”
“I am beyond heartbroken to let you know that one of our own has fallen to a senseless tragedy. Dan was the grandson of former Mayor Luke Duignam. I cannot imagine their pain and sadness,” said Moren.
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That special meeting happened at the Lackawanna County 911 Center in Jessup, the same place dispatcher Katlynn Aulisio was when she took that emergency call a little over a week ago, according to WNEP.
Tim Benedict of Covington Township called 911 – his wife Arlee was in labor. The closest ambulance broke down on the way.
“I hoped that meant an ambulance would come and it wasn’t until a couple of minutes later that I realized that nobody was coming. It was going to be me,” Benedict said.
This is Tim and Arlee’s fourth child and Katlynn Aulisio’s first over-the-phone delivery.
“I have a dog, and he is my child, but other than that, no,” Aulisio said.
Mom, dad, and baby Felicity came to visit Katlynn at work at the 911 Center in Jessup. It was a calmer meeting than their first.
Katlynn’s nerves of steel delivered a happy ending.
“Knowing that she was the reason that she was safe and OK, and she had talked Tim through the whole ordeal and kept him calm enough to do what he needed to do,” Arlee said.
“Calm down. You just delivered your baby. You’re in the clear. Relax, OK? This is going to be a story to tell your friends,” Aulisio said during the 911 call.
Happy endings don’t happen too often in the 911 business.
“It means a lot to me because we never get to find out the outcome,” Aulisio said.
Nor do dispatchers get to meet them. Felicity’s name means “intense joy.”
“As far as the intense part goes, I just figured that described being parents. Little did I know intense would describe her arrival,” Tim said.
Katlynn Aulisio was awarded a commendation by the Lackawanna County commissioners. She awarded baby Felicity with a stuffed giraffe.