Shawn E. Dancy identified as suspect in shooting of man over unpaid football bet

READING, Pa. - Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of another man over an unpaid football bet.

Shawn E. Dancy is being sought on multiple charges, including attempted homicide and assault, police said Monday.

Dancy and the victim were watching a football game on a television inside the victim's apartment in the 1200 block of North 11th Street in Reading Sunday night when Dancy demanded $100 for a football bet, according to court documents obtained by 69 News.

The victim told Dancy he didn't have the money, but he eventually handed over $63 after being ordered at gunpoint to lie on the floor, according to the court documents.

Dancy then fired his gun, shooting the victim in the head, police said.

The victim was transported to Reading Hospital, where he was able to provide information to investigators.

Anyone with information about Dancy's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913. A cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to his arrest.

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