Reading teen charged as adult in football game shooting

Stephon Brown, 15, faces 2,000 counts of reckless endangerment charges

YORK, Pa. - A Berks County teenager has been charged as an adult with endangering hundreds of people by allegedly shooting two men at a high school football game last month.

Stephon Brown, 15, of Reading, remained jailed without an attorney Tuesday pending his preliminary hearing on October 28.

York police said Brown shot two young men in the parking lot outside William Penn High School's home opener against J.P. McCaskey High School of Lancaster on September 9.

Both school districts have beefed up security at football games as a result.

Brown has been charged with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm as a minor, criminal mischief and 2,000 counts of reckless endangerment stemming from the crowd that was endangered and inconvenienced when police responded to the shooting.

Brown, who had been considered by police to be armed and dangerous, remained at large for more than a month before his arrest by the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in Lancaster on October 13.

Police have said Brown is also a suspect in several other shootings in York.

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