Skip to comments.Muhlenberg Township man dies after shooting in Reading
Posted on 06/28/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT by pa_dweller
A Muhlenberg Township man accused of participating in the robbery and beating of a 60-year-old city man early Friday was fatally shot when one of the victim's neighbors came to the victim's aid. The wounded man, Christopher Vazquez, 24, was driven to Reading Hospital, where he died in the emergency room, police said.
The neighbor who fired the fatal shot was taken to City Hall and interviewed by police and District Attorney John T. Adams.
The shooting remains under investigation, but we let the man go home, Adams said. At this point, the shooting appears to be justified.
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Moral: Don’t help your friends if they’re really stupid.
That’s a damn shame.
With Barry convincing everyone about the need to go out and buy a firearm, times have gotten harder for the criminals. Everyone has guns. Being a criminal isn’t a safe occupation anymore.
West Reading is a cockroach infestation. I dated a woman that was an ER nurse there... it’s bad.
Mama will show up in about five minutes. “That man had no right to shoot my son. He should’ve just called the po-lice and walked away. My child ain’t no angel, but he didn’t deserve to die.”
” but he didnt deserve to die”
That would be ‘din’t’ these days.
She then added: “The car wash will be Tuesday at the 7-11.”
I wonder if he was an aspiring rapper, who was turning his life around, and he loved his mom and his dog?
I sent you a private message that wasn’t necessarily supposed to be private. Oh well, I guess you got it anyway. Mistakes happen.
I think I’ve been to Reading (if that is where the Crayola factory is); looked like a typical rust-belt city with the standard complement of gibsmedats.
You might be thinking of Easton. Actually, downtown is making quite a comeback - lots of antique stores, restaurants, etc.
Reading, OTOH, is a liberal’s paradise, i.e., a hellhole.
If you see posts of interest to Pennsylvanians, please ping me.
Thanks lightman for the heads up
Thanks; I was in Reading years ago for a Reading Phillies game. The part of Easton I saw wasn’t too nice; that was about five years ago.
Easton’s change has been mostly the past three years.
Worth a Sunday drive.
https://www.facebook.com/HeritageDay July 13, 2014
Granted, you don’t want to go more than a few blocks from Center Square (safe, but not necessary).
Thanks; next time I’m out that way I’ll have a look!
My aunt actually worked at Binney & Smith (where they manufactured crayons)... it was neat going to the open house employee picnic and seeing the crayons being made. The tourist front for Crayola is in downtown Easton, PA (away from the factory).
Easton has a bad section, "good" section and a nice downtown city square area, which in recalling from the late 1970's era, has much improved over the years).
Lafayette College is up on the hill and has all the ivy league kids. Downtown is like any other downtown. South Easton is where all the crime be at if you catch my drift.
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Larry Holmes hails from Easton, which Eastonians are quite proud of, a real salt of the earth local boy who done good. Unrelated to the thread, there was a "30 for 30" on ESPN that featured old 1980 footage leading up to the Holmes-Ali fight... that shows Larry's down-to-earth roots and the contrast to the absolute circus around Ali. It's really good, and on youtube in 2 parts... it is worth watching even if you are not a boxing fan.
(part 2 shows a lot of Larry's hometown and life as a young man - it's really worth seeing).
pinging you to my post above (didn’t see your response)... you may appreciate the links re: Larry Holmes.
Thanks - I’ll definitely give them a look.
Went to a few of his bars over the years - he would often be holding court.
He’s got a big picture of Marciano as soon as you walk in, I guess to atone for his comment about him from years back.