PHILADELPHIA - Authorities are investigating two theories in connection with the death of a man gunned down hours after a judge upheld felony charges against his former girlfriend, who was accused of offering $1,000 on Facebook for someone to kill him.
Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby’s police superintendent, said yesterday that police are investigating leads about whether Monday night’s fatal shooting of Corey White, 22, was possibly connected to the alleged Facebook threat or to a shooting last month outside a nightclub in Upper Darby, a Philadelphia suburb.
Police believe another man was the shooter in the nightclub shooting, but they had been trying to track down White for questioning because they believed he may have been the getaway driver, Chitwood said in an interview.
It’s too early to tell if White’s killing was connected to either that case or the Facebook posting, Chitwood said.
A municipal judge approved charges Monday including murder solicitation against White’s ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old London Eley of Philadelphia, and murder conspiracy and weapons charges against 18-year-old Timothy Bynum of suburban Darby.
“I will pay somebody a stack to kill my baby father,’’ Eley wrote in a post this spring, according to a police affidavit.
“Say no more . . . what he look like . . . where he be at . . . need that stack 1st,’’ Bynum wrote back, police said.
A “stack’’ is $1,000, investigators said.
Eley’s attorney said at Monday’s hearing that his client was merely venting about an argument she’d had with her ex-boyfriend and had no intention of following through.