DA Krasner Statement on Philadelphia Mills Mall Shooting
Jane Roh, 215–686–8711, Jane.Roh@phila.gov
PHILADELPHIA (March 30, 2021) — District Attorney Larry Krasner issued the following statement on Monday evening’s fatal shooting at the Philadelphia Mills Mall, formerly known as Franklin Mills mall:
“Last evening, at approximately 5:05 p.m., a shooting occurred in the Philadelphia Mills mall food court that left one victim, a 21-year-old Black male, dead. I am heartbroken to confirm that this young man, Dominic Billa, was the stepson of a county detective assigned to my Homicide/Non-Fatal Shooting Unit. I extend my deepest condolences to our Detective, and to the loved ones of Mr. Billa. We are outraged over the violence that claimed the life of this young man. Shopping malls, basketball courts, supermarkets, and all spaces in our communities should be free of the threat of gun violence.
“This is very much an active investigation; police have not made arrests related to this incident at this time. We at the District Attorney’s Office will continue to work diligently to seek justice when arrests are made for the shootings and homicides that persist in our communities, because guns are far too cheap and plentiful in our society.”
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office is the largest prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania, and one of the largest in the nation. It serves the more than 1.5 million residents of the City and County of Philadelphia, employing 600 lawyers, detectives, and support staff. The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for the prosecution of approximately 40,000 criminal cases annually.