Skip to comments.Victim kills teen robber on trail, police say (Reading, PA)
Posted on 01/26/2012 9:15:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps
A 65-year-old man shot two teens, one fatally, as they tried to rob him Wednesday morning on a trail near the Schuylkill River, police said.
The Berks County coroner's office did not release the name of the boy who was killed, saying only that he was a 16-year-old from the city. Officials said his mother asked them to give her time to notify relatives before releasing his name.
He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m. by Deputy Coroner Jonn M. Hollenbach. An autopsy is scheduled this afternoon in Reading Hospital.
The other teen, who was shot once, was taken to Reading Hospital. Police did not release his name. Information on his condition could not be obtained.
A third teen, identified only as a 15-year-old boy, was stopped at the scene by police and taken in for questioning. He was later committed to the county youth center in Bern Township on unspecified charges.
Authorities also did not release the name of the man, who was not charged.
Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 11 on the Thun Trail near the Schuylkill River pedestrian bridge between Reading and West Reading.
According to investigators:
The man was riding his bicycle on the trail near the Bertolet Fishing Dock at South First Avenue and Chestnut Street in West Reading.
The teens knocked the man off his bicycle, and two of them assaulted him.
The man pulled out a handgun and shot them both.
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How much could a bycicilist have on him? Amish for sure.
Victim? The victim is dead. The old man’s a survivor.
Guess he wasn’t the easy target they thought he’d be.
Reading has become one of the most violent, druglord infested cities of the midstate.
We need to send him more ammo. What size does he use-?!
Nothing new about this.
There's no bag limit on vermin.
And he would be charged with what? Does this "reporter" think the man tried to rob himself?
Where do these reporters get their LSD these days?
I went to the Sovereign Center there last year to see Alice from the front row.
*Nothing* less than that could -ever- get me back there again.
Really nice old theatre, set dead center of the bowels of Hell.
“Where do these reporters get their LSD these days? “
A 65-year-old man shot two teens
he was a 16-year-old from the city
Officials said his mother asked them to give her time to notify relatives before releasing his name.
The other teen, who was shot once
Note that the distinguishing identifiable feature is not identifying at all. Clue four.
A third teen, identified only as a 15-year-old boy
Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 11 [on a Wednesday]
Once you familiarize yourself with police procedure and basic crime non-reporting by sensitive liberals it's all perfectly clear, no?
At least he was carrying. I’m a knife/gun man myself. Options, depending on the sit.
The mother sent him out on patrol?
Hmm. So much for rail trails being safe.
Never piss off an old man.
This will have to be an ongoing project for us. ;-]
Have a good night.
Reading is a complete hellhole. The nice thing about it is, when I now go to places I previously thought as scary hellholes, like Baltimore and Newark, they really don’t seem that bad. There’s a housing project right near the crime scene. Scumbags from the project use the trail as a shortcut to get into the city. Undoubtably, that’s where these JDs were going, into the city, and looking to get some kicks along the way. Too bad, sorry about your luck, scumbags. You’d think this kind of thing would make some of these vermin think twice about starting trouble, but it won’t.
Beretta Nano vs. Ruger LC9 for carry. Any opinions? I need to decide.
Or should I just go .40