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Victim kills teen robber on trail, police say (Reading, PA)
Reading Eagle ^ | 26 January 2012 | Jason A. Kahl

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at readingeagle.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 9:15:35 PM PST by Army Air Corps
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To: Army Air Corps

How much could a bycicilist have on him? Amish for sure.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 9:19:12 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Victim? The victim is dead. The old man’s a survivor.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 9:21:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Army Air Corps

Guess he wasn’t the easy target they thought he’d be.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 9:22:00 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Tribune7

Ping.

Reading has become one of the most violent, druglord infested cities of the midstate.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 9:22:46 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: TwoSwords

We need to send him more ammo. What size does he use-?!


6 posted on 01/26/2012 9:23:23 PM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Army Air Corps

Nothing new about this.

http://www.nramuseum.com/the-museum/the-galleries/the-new-prosperity/case-48-the-booming-arms-industry/french-velo-dog-revolver.aspx


7 posted on 01/26/2012 9:26:13 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Army Air Corps
A 65-year-old man shot two teens,

There's no bag limit on vermin.

8 posted on 01/26/2012 9:27:23 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Army Air Corps
Authorities also did not release the name of the man, who was not charged.

???

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?

9 posted on 01/26/2012 9:27:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: lightman

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.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 9:29:40 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Lancey Howard

“Where do these reporters get their LSD these days? “

Reading, PA?

:)


11 posted on 01/26/2012 9:30:39 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: TwoSwords
Amish? I don't think the criminals were Amish. Let me decode the article for you:

A 65-year-old man shot two teens

First clue.

he was a 16-year-old from the city

Clue two.

Officials said his mother asked them to give her time to notify relatives before releasing his name.

Third clue.

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

Clue five.

Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 11 [on a Wednesday]

Last clue.

Once you familiarize yourself with police procedure and basic crime non-reporting by sensitive liberals it's all perfectly clear, no?

12 posted on 01/26/2012 9:30:53 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lancey Howard
And he would be charged with what? Does this "reporter" think the man tried to rob himself?

Society made him rob himself! ;-)
13 posted on 01/26/2012 9:31:29 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: imjimbo

At least he was carrying. I’m a knife/gun man myself. Options, depending on the sit.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 9:31:46 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: 1010RD

The mother sent him out on patrol?


15 posted on 01/26/2012 9:35:49 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Hmm. So much for rail trails being safe.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 9:38:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Army Air Corps

Never piss off an old man.


17 posted on 01/26/2012 9:39:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TwoSwords

This will have to be an ongoing project for us. ;-]

Have a good night.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 9:41:24 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


19 posted on 01/26/2012 9:45:27 PM PST by Big E
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To: Army Air Corps

Beretta Nano vs. Ruger LC9 for carry. Any opinions? I need to decide.

Or should I just go .40


20 posted on 01/26/2012 9:45:32 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry, destroyer of wealth......)
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To: Army Air Corps

The real culprits in this are the parents and relatives of these little punks who had such miserable or nonexistent parenting skills that 65 year old guy was forced to defend himself by shooting them. It is criminal to let viscous dogs run wild attacking people and even more so to raise viscous children to do the same.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 9:45:54 PM PST by dog breath
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To: Lancey Howard

>> And he would be charged with what?

Please keep in mind that in some places, it’s a crime to defend yourself. (Not sure if Pennsylvania is one of those, or not.)

Glad I live in Texas, though, where the right to defend yourself is written into state law.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 9:52:16 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

Get a Glock 20 (10mm) or 21 (.45 ACP) and get a .50 GI conversion kit for it.
http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/sneakpreview.shtml


23 posted on 01/26/2012 9:54:32 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: 1010RD

g’night. And I have two female kids so my white apoligies are over. They were over before I had kids. But now they’re over in a different way. I’m in no way perfect but I’ve had more than enough.
History has always been about ethnicity first, and class second. I’m a poor mutt. Should be intersting.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 9:57:30 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: lightman

I think that was the third shooting here in the last 7 days. We get about one a week. It’s nuts.


25 posted on 01/26/2012 9:58:54 PM PST by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

I just got the LC9.

I have retired the S&W 442
The LC9 is pretty sweet, although it weighs a bit more, it actually has sights, it has no recoil in comparison, it holds 7 vice 5, it has a more capable cartridge, the trigger is far superior and it has a positive safety.

Oh, and it costs less.

Check one out. “2011 gun of the year”


26 posted on 01/26/2012 10:09:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

27 posted on 01/26/2012 10:13:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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28 posted on 01/26/2012 10:17:38 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Army Air Corps
Finally reported somewhere. Two very important points:

The man pulled out a handgun and shot them both.

After consulting with Adams, police decided to release the man and charge the juvenile.


The third was not involved in the attack. He did not shoot him. That is why he is not being charged in the attack based on the new PA laws. Sadly, the "wilding" has gone beyond Philadelphia.

There should be no celebration here. He had to take a life. This is part of our modern times.
29 posted on 01/26/2012 10:21:52 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: 1010RD
Nice work on the decode.

In this case the reporters omitted these often clarifying details:
a. he was an "aspiring" rapper or basketball player
b. commentary from his 32 year old grand mother
c. kind words from some local preacher or reverend, "Julius was a good boy with a warm smile."
30 posted on 01/26/2012 10:26:37 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: 1010RD

“Officials said his mother asked them to give her time to notify relatives before releasing his name”

She needs time to reach Father who doesn’t live at home? Time to determine WHO the father was. It takes time to reach
“relatives” in prison.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 10:36:42 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

The dead “yoot” has a Facebook tribute page. I imagine the tribute isn’t going the way Urethea and her cuzzin’ Fallopian counted upon...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Julius-Johnson/341970155823533?sk=wall&filter=1


32 posted on 01/26/2012 10:46:12 PM PST by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: TwoSwords
How much could a bycicilist have on him?

Maybe they wanted the bike?

33 posted on 01/26/2012 10:48:24 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: Nervous Tick
Glad I live in Texas, though, where the right to defend yourself is written into state law

I also live in Texas. There was a shooting less than mile from my house this evening. Police post on facebook described the perps as 3 Black Males wearing ski masks. Big brave dudes shot one woman and pistol whipped another. They are very very lucky that I live on the other side of the creek, and that I wasn't home anyway. :) I do wish the women had been armed. The neighborhood were it occurred is composed of 4-plexes. It would be Ski Mask boys with the holes in them. .45 caliber holes. Course that would make it much harder to sell my house, which already has a bullet scar in the driveway and on a couple of interior walls. Don't have a clue where that .40 bullet came from. It was a JHP though. I'll get someone to fix the drywall, since I have several other places that need fixing, but have nothing to do with a bullet coming through the window.

34 posted on 01/26/2012 10:57:03 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato

Meant to add that the women took themselves to the hospital, the same hospital where some of Nidal Hassan’s victims were taken. Neither has life threatening injuries.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 11:06:18 PM PST by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: chadwimc
He was a nice boy... He used to cut smoke the grass.. Buh Bye Julius, we hardly knew ye.
36 posted on 01/26/2012 11:07:58 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nervous Tick
Please keep in mind that in some places, it’s a crime to defend yourself. (Not sure if Pennsylvania is one of those, or not.)

Definitely not.

Not only is Pennsylvania often called the "militia capital" of the country, but we recently passed solid "castle doctrine" legislation. Plus we have very easy concealed carry, probably second only to Vermont in ease of CC. ANY non-criminal Pennsylvania resident over 21 can get a CC permit on the spot at the local sheriff's office. No "safety" or any other courses are required, you don't need to give a reason for wanting CC other than "self defense", and you don't even need to own a gun.

I recommend all Pennsylvania freepers go get their CC permits tomorrow, if you don't already have one. I think the current fee is $25 and the permit is good for 5 years. Just take proof of residency in whatever county you live in. I've had mine for at least 20 years. (Note: I can't speak for how you will be treated in the concentrated Democrat parasite nests ["cities"] but in most counties you will be treated with helpful courtesy.)

37 posted on 01/26/2012 11:08:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dog breath

They’re feral teenagers, probably don’t know the Golden Rule or that they will ultimately have to give an account of their lives before their Creator.


38 posted on 01/26/2012 11:08:51 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: Lancey Howard

$25?

Thats cheap! That would just cover filing costs.


39 posted on 01/26/2012 11:13:37 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
Thats cheap! That would just cover filing costs.

Hmm.. I think most people these days use acid to remove serial numbers. Files are old school.

40 posted on 01/26/2012 11:18:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Ya know, we left Pa in early 90's for Alaska, after 8 years in MatSu, we moved up on the Yukon, near Canadian Border. Everybody around here is armed, but hasn't been a murder here in 35 years and that guy got drowned by his drunk friends.

Friends tell me I wouldn't recognize the place nowadays. I'd rather shoot moose, caribou, and bear than deer. I'd rather not have any state or prop taxes like back east. I like living where there is no local organized govt to enact regulations & laws. AND most of all, I like living where the nearest Law enforcement is 200 miles away and the road is closed until April. I wonder how I ever made it in Pa all those years?

41 posted on 01/26/2012 11:22:37 PM PST by Eska
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To: Army Air Corps

DTR... Good on ya mate!


42 posted on 01/26/2012 11:57:12 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Nervous Tick

P.A. you have the right to self defence.


43 posted on 01/27/2012 1:18:40 AM PST by TLEIBY308 (Keep yer powder dry and watch yer top Knot.)
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To: 1010RD

My first morning laugh! Could you please decode all future articles???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 01/27/2012 3:14:39 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Lancey Howard
I recommend all Pennsylvania freepers go get their CC permits tomorrow, if you don't already have one. I think the current fee is $25 and the permit is good for 5 years. Just take proof of residency in whatever county you live in. I've had mine for at least 20 years.

When you already have CCDW as a resident of the State of Delaware, you may simply present your DE license at a Pennsylvania county sheriff's office to have your application accepted. A background check is made and when satisfactory, your PA CCDW is sent to you -- good anywhere in PA, including downtown Philadelphia (but not in Federal buildings like Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell, since 9/11). For the Delawarean, the easiest place is at the Delaware County (PA) County Courthouse) in Media. In 1995, the fee was $12.50. It's now somewhere about $45, I think. But one used to have to provide photos -- now at Media they just do it like a driver's license. On renewal, you must appear, have your photo taken, and the license is printed and plasticated right there, pay your fee and go.

45 posted on 01/27/2012 3:14:49 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite (and safer) society)
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To: Lancey Howard
I recommend all Pennsylvania freepers go get their CC permits tomorrow, if you don't already have one. I think the current fee is $25 and the permit is good for 5 years. Just take proof of residency in whatever county you live in. I've had mine for at least 20 years.

When you already have CCDW as a resident of the State of Delaware, you may simply present your DE license at a Pennsylvania county sheriff's office to have your application accepted. A background check is made and when satisfactory, your PA CCDW is sent to you -- good anywhere in PA, including downtown Philadelphia (but not in Federal buildings like Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell, since 9/11). For the Delawarean, the easiest place is at the Delaware County (PA) County Courthouse) in Media. In 1995, the fee was $12.50. It's now somewhere about $45, I think. But one used to have to provide photos -- now at Media they just do it like a driver's license. On renewal, you must appear, have your photo taken, and the license is printed and plasticated right there, pay your fee and go.

46 posted on 01/27/2012 3:14:54 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite (and safer) society)
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To: Big E

The three dirtbags robbed two or three other guys just prior to two of them getting the lead enema.


47 posted on 01/27/2012 3:21:21 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: 1010RD
Victim? The victim is dead. The old man’s a survivor.

Where on earth did you get that idea?

Of the attackers, one PERPETRATOR is dead, the other PERPETRATOR was shot.

The bicyclist, the VICTIM, survived. And 65 is not "old," it is mature, and it can be very dangerous to mess with.

48 posted on 01/27/2012 3:26:40 AM PST by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite (and safer) society)
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To: Army Air Corps

Along with Bernie Goetz, this man has become one of my HEROES. Hope the little criminal bastard rots in hell!!!


49 posted on 01/27/2012 3:34:31 AM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Army Air Corps

Along with Bernie Goetz, this man has become one of my HEROES. Hope the little criminal bastard rots in hell!!!


50 posted on 01/27/2012 3:35:54 AM PST by az.b1bbomberfxr
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