Charles Jordan shot and killed his daughter’s purported boyfriend inside Jordan’s Northeast Philadelphia apartment in 2014, but the father did not commit a crime in the eyes of the law, a trial judge decided last week.
On April 11, Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi acquitted Jorden of voluntary manslaughter and possessing an instrument of crime, charges stemming from the Sept. 15, 2014, shooting on the 2700 block of Axe Factory Road.
According to the police report and testimony in the case, Jordan heard suspicious noises from his 20-year-old daughter’s bedroom at about 11:30 p.m., so he grabbed his gun and entered the room, where he saw a man crouching by his daughter’s bed. Jordan, 41 at the time, ordered the man to freeze while he called 911. While Jordan was still on the phone, the man moved and Jordan shot him fatally in the head.
Jordan’s daughter initially told investigators that the victim was her new 32-year-old boyfriend, Marc Carrion, who also was her drug dealer.
Jordan claimed that he had never met Carrion and that his daughter did not tell him that Carrion was her boyfriend at the time of the shooting.
The daughter did not testify in court because authorities cannot locate her. ••