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Reading teen sought on attempted murder charge

Reading teen sought on attempted...

READING, Pa. - A Reading teenager is being sought by city police on a charge of attempted first-degree murder.

Efrain Rosario-Matos shot a person during a fight over a cell phone near South Eighth and Cherry streets early Tuesday morning, police said.

The victim suffered a non-life-threatening wound to one of his arms, police said.

In addition to attempted murder, Rosario-Matos, 17, is facing charges of aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, possessing an instrument of a crime, recklessly endangering another person, and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Anyone who knows of Rosario-Matos' whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913. A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


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