It happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday on the 900 block of Cliveden Street in the city’s East Mount Airy section.
Police said there was a physical altercation between a 24-year-old woman and her 25-year-old boyfriend.
During the struggle, Nam was shot in the neck by a bullet.
“We went inside the apartment where both men and women lived and you could clearly see there was a struggle,” Philadelphia Police Chief Scott Small said.
Small said there was broken furniture, mirrors and TVs.
Police said a small child lived in the apartment with the couple, but was not home at the time.
Police said the woman drove her boyfriend to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
Small said the woman was bruised from the struggle.
The woman told police where they could find the gun, Small said. Officers found the weapon on the lawn outside the apartment.
The woman was arrested for questioning by detectives.
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