Teen arrested and charged in assault of man in Studying

READING, Pa. — A juvenile has been arrested for allegedly “pistol-whipping” one other man and firing a gun at him in Berks County Thursday afternoon.

Studying Police responded to South 18th Road and Perkiomen Avenue at 2:48 p.m. Thursday after receiving a name {that a} male sufferer had been shot, in response to court docket paperwork.

When police arrived on the scene, they situated the sufferer who informed police he and a juvenile male, 16, had a confrontation. The sufferer mentioned he started working when the juvenile pulled a gun from a black fanny pack and allegedly fired a single shot at him. The sufferer mentioned he fell whereas working and the juvenile hit him at the back of the pinnacle with the gun. The sufferer claims the gun went off a second time, however he was in a position to get away and hid in a close-by residence on Perkiomen Avenue, court docket paperwork say.

Police discovered a dwell 9mm brass spherical of ammunition and one spent shell casing on the sidewalk. Officers had been in a position to get better surveillance footage from a close-by residence, which recognized the juvenile suspect who was seen within the footage working after the sufferer within the 1700 block of Perkiomen Avenue. It additionally confirmed him firing a gun within the sufferer’s course, court docket paperwork say.

Police interviewed the suspect who informed them he and the sufferer have been having points for a number of months. He mentioned a bodily confrontation broke out between the sufferer and a feminine who was with him on the time. The suspect mentioned he eliminated the gun from his bag and fired it up within the air, in response to court docket paperwork.

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The suspect informed police he ran residence after the incident and hid the gun in a protected, which officers recovered later.

He has been charged with aggravated assault , carrying a firearm with no license and different associated costs.