Police: Man Shoots, Kills Boy After Attack
Man, 65, Attacked By 3 Boys In Berks CountyPOSTED: 9:45 pm EST January 25, 2012
[*]Images: West Reading Shooting Scene[/*][/list]BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -- A 65-year-old man was attacked by three boys in Berks County on Wednesday and shot two of them, killing a 16-year-old boy.
IMAGES: Reading Shooting Scene
The man was riding his bicycle about 11 a.m. on the Thun Trail
near the Bertolet Fishing Dock in West Reading when the boys knocked him
off his bicycle and pinned him against a fence in an apparent robbery
attempt, police said.Two of the boys were assaulting the man when he pulled a handgun and shot them, police said.Julias
Johnson, a 16-year-old on probation, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other boy was taken to Reading Hospital with a single gunshot wound
and is expected to survive.Police said they took the uninjured
boy and the victim to the Cumru Township police station for questioning.
They consulted Berks County District Attorney John Adams, released the
victim and sent the boy to the Youth Detention Center.Berks
County District Attorney John Adams said he does not condone violence,
but said the man had no choice but to defend himself against the teens.Adams added the victim did not provoke the attack, could not get away and feared for his life.
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