Judge dismisses charges against attempted homicide suspect

READING, Pa. - All charges have been dismissed against the suspect in the shooting of a man in south Reading.

A magisterial district judge made that decision Friday the victim refused to testify at a preliminary hearing for Christian Diaz-Hernandez, who had been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses.

Diaz-Hernandez was accused of shooting another man in the area of South 11 and Cotton streets on October 18.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams has not said whether his office plans to refile charges in the case.

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