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Pair of Reading shooting suspects nabbed in Allentown

Men charged with attempted homicide

READING, Pa. - Two men who were charged last week with attempted homicide in Reading were apprehended in Allentown on Tuesday.

Alexis Roman-Hernandez and Tilson Ortiz-Velazquez were picked up in the city around 11 a.m., according to Reading police. The suspects are being held in the Lehigh County Jail until they can be returned to Berks County.

Roman-Hernandez and Ortiz-Velazquez had been sought for their alleged roles in the shooting of a man and the theft of his car in the 1100 block of North Ninth Street in Reading on June 16.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was last reported to be hospitalized in critical, but stable, condition.

Roman-Hernandez, police said, is the brother of the man arrested for a fatal shooting on the McDonald's parking lot at North Ninth and Spring streets on June 6.


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