A Pennsylvania man eating Thanksgiving dinner inside his home was killed by a stray bullet that pierced through a window, officials said Friday.
Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, 25, was sitting down to eat Thursday night around 9:30 p.m. when a bullet came through the window of his Norristown home and struck him in the torso, Montgomery County prosecutors said in a press release.
He was flown to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deadly shooting happened after alleged triggerman Kevon Clarke, 19, was kicked out of a nearby Thanksgiving dinner party where he apparently stole alcohol, according to prosecutors.
Clarke allegedly fired off at least seven shots during a dispute over the missing booze.
The first-degree murder suspect — who was considered armed and dangerous –remained in the wind Friday night, officials said.
“Mr. Palaez Moctezuma was murdered while eating Thanksgiving dinner inside his home, and to be clear, he and his family were not involved in the dispute between Clarke and others,” District Attorney Kevin Steele said in a statement.
“This is the second innocent bystander killed this year by a senseless dispute that turned to gun violence by someone who is not even legally able to own a gun.”