Reading teen sought on attempted murder charge

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.

DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

This Week's Circulars

Berks Area News

Latest From The Newsroom