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Jersey realtor fatally shot by scorned ex-girlfriend while driving through Philadelphia neighborhood

December 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Jersey realtor fatally shot by scorned ex-girlfriend while driving through Philadelphia neighborhood

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Scorned woman fatally shoots former lover in Philadelphia.

The former girlfriend of a South Jersey Realtor who became enraged after the couple’s relationship ended now stands accused of fatally shooting her former love interest as the two drove through a Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood.

According to NBC10, 33-year-old Terrell L. Bruce was fatally shot in the head on Tuesday afternoon while driving through Park Line drive, in Philadelphia’s West Mt. Airy section.

Police sources told the NBC affiliate that the victim’s ex-girlfriend, 27-year-old Martina Westcott, who was in the passenger seat of the SUV, has been charged with the murder. After pulling the trigger, Bruce immediately lost control of the Ford Explorer and crashed into another vehicle before flipping on its side.

Multiple witnesses said they saw a woman flee the accident scene and a subsequent search of the area turned up a blood-soaked white jacket.

Police say, Wescott, a recent University of Pennsylvania graduate, apparently fled to her mother’s home and confessed to the shooting.

The mother notified authorities and assisted in her daughter’s surrender. Homicide investigators questioned Wescott before charging her with first-degree murder.

Police say Martina Westcott (right) shot her ex Terrell L. Bruce (left), point blank in the head on Tuesday as the two drove along Park Line drive in the northwest area of the city.

Police found a small caliber handgun at the crash scene that is believed to be the weapon used to kill the victim.

Bruce worked as a realtor in Marlton, New Jersey. He was described by family members in a GoFundMe Page as a selfless and hard worker who gave back to the community.

“He wanted to be on the front lines of having people be able to afford their first homes and dealt with a lot of first home buyers,” the victim’s twin brother Brandon Bruce told NBC10.

Wescott has yet to appear for her arraignment on murder charges, and it is unclear whether she has retained an attorney to represent her.

“I don’t know what her connection was, I think they may have dated in the past but it’s a situation where somebody didn’t want to let you move on,” Brandon Bruce said, adding “I hope she faces the stiffest penalty that’s allowable under the law.”

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