A man was shot and killed in his home earlier this month, and his alleged killer was a male teenage acquaintance with whom he may have been sexually involved.
Police found the body of Harvey Marinoff, 67, in a crawl space under a stairwell in his Grays Ferry home at 27th and Tasker streets in the afternoon of Aug. 5. Police were called to the scene by neighbors who were concerned that the front door of Marinoff’s home, at Tasker and Bailey streets, had been left open.
Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said Marinoff had been shot twice in the back. Clark said the shooting took place the same day the body was found.
Seventeen-year-old Reinaldo Maador was arrested the following day and charged with Marinoff’s murder.
Maador allegedly used Marinoff’s own gun in the killing and took the gun and Marinoff’s car when he left the scene.
Clark said the situation appeared to be “domestic” in nature.
“Our information is that [Maador] stayed there at the house sometimes,” Clark said, confirming that police had heard rumors that the victim was gay. “Obviously we don’t know for sure, but we heard that they had some kind of sexual relationship.”
Court records indicate that Marinoff had been arrested in the past on child-pornography and drug charges.
— Jen Colletta