If you don’t know Andrew’s name, his father thinks you might recognize his dog as the two were inseparable.
“He was number 501 killed in Philadelphia last year,” said his father, Mike Stengel.
Words no parent should ever have to say when talking about their child.
“That person who did this was a cold-blooded killer and is going to end up killing someone else,” he said.
On Friday, November 26, the day after Thanksgiving, Andrew Stengel, 29, left his home along the 7100 block of Ardleigh Street in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia at around 8:41 p.m.
His father said Andrew left his dog behind, which was unusual.
“The dog and him were synonymous with each other, and for some reason he didn’t take the dog with him,” he said.
Police said surveillance video shows a person of interest walking back and forth outside Andrew’s house.
“What I understood from the police was that this person was looking out the window of the house and saw him come out and kind of went behind the bushes,” he said.
When Andrew went to unlock his truck, that’s when police said someone approached behind him, shot him five times and drove off.
Andrew was pronounced dead in hospital.
“I don’t know what to think…is it gang related? Is it drug related? Who knows what it could be,” Mike said.
Andrew’s family and friends post $80,000 in rewards.
The City of Philadelphia is also offering up to $20,000.
That’s a total of $100,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
All you have to do is call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.
All calls will remain anonymous.
“We ourselves are scared, and you know that this gun violence in the city has to stop,” he said.
Copyright © 2022 WPVI-TV. All rights reserved.