A 39-year-old journalist and community advocate was shot and killed in his home early Monday morning, said local authorities.
The Philadelphia-based reporter was shot seven times just after 1:00 a.m.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Kruger on the street near his home.
The freelance housing reporter sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, and was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:13 a.m.
As per Philadelphia Police Department, someone had entered Kruger’s home before shooting him at the base of his stairs.
The reporter then ran outside to get help from his neighbors after the shooter fled, said police.
Officials are still trying to determine whether the intruder knew how to get the door open or if the door was left unlocked, as there were no signs of a forced entry.
No arrests have been made so far.