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Northampton homicide suspects charged in 2016 Berks killing

3rd man sought on robbery, burglary charges

READING, Pa. - Two armed robbery suspects charged with homicide in Northampton County last week now stand accused of killing a man and critically wounding his pregnant sister during a home invasion in Reading in 2016.

In a news conference streamed live on WFMZ.com Tuesday afternoon, Berks County District Attorney John Adams and Reading police announced murder charges against Gregory Lewis and Vaughn Felix.

"One of these individuals was interviewed and has provided us a full and complete version of exactly what took place," Adams said.

A third man, Dervy Matos-Mancebo, is facing robbery and burglary charges in the case, Adams said.

"He provided information related to location of the house," Adams said of Matos-Mancebo. "He was not present when the incident took place."

Lewis and Felix forced their way into a home in the 1700 block of Fairview Street on the morning of December 2, 2016, and opened fire, shooting two of the nine people inside, Adams said.

"The motive was to obtain drugs and money from the individuals who resided at that household," Adams said.

Killed was 21-year-old Dominic Colona; his sister, Shan'dell Lopez, who was five months pregnant at the time, lost her unborn son. She spent more than two months in the hospital, being left permanently paralyzed from the chest down.

"They are two violent felons, and we look forward to prosecuting them," Adams said of Felix and Lewis.

The shootings in Reading came at a time Felix and Lewis, both 27 of Easton, were in the midst of an armed robbery spree, having knocked off a number of cell phone stores in Lehigh and Northampton counties in late 2016 and early 2017, authorities said.

The charges filed against the pair in Northampton County last Tuesday stem from the fatal shooting of Michael Davis outside his home near Easton on November 21, 2016, 11 days before the homicide in Reading. Davis, 25, had just arrived home from his job at a nearby Verizon store, authorities said.

In addition to the cell phone store robberies, Felix and Lewis are also accused of committing a brazen jewelry store heist in Easton on December 23, 2016. The suspects, police said, tied up the store owner and made off with $70,000 in cash and jewelry.

Matos-Mancebo remains at large.

"We believe he is in the Allentown area," Adams said. "He is only charged with robbery and burglary."

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913.


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