PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Philadelphia police have announced charges against a 23-year-old man in connection with the murder of his grandfather in Germontown.

Officials say 23-year-old Corey Thompson of Chichester, Pennsylvania, has been charged with murder, possession of weapons, robbery and other related crimes.

Thompson was arrested Friday along with two other suspects by Philadelphia police.

Two other suspects have not yet been charged.

Officials say that on Thursday, around 8:20 p.m., 69-year-old James Watson was killed just minutes after he took cash from Citizens Bank near Germantown and Chelten Avenue.

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According to Philadelphia Chief Police Inspector Scott Small, Watson was dropped off by his grandson at an ATM.

He was then approached by two men who reported the robbery.

Police say Thompson allegedly shot Watson at least twice before both fled on foot.

Watson was found dead in the lobby of the bank.

The suspects flew away with Watson’s money.

No details have been released yet.

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