The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has announced that homicide suspect Robert Issac Saintkitts was taken into custody Tuesday in New York City.

Saintkitts was wanted in connection with a shooting on North 10th & Buttonwood Street in Reading on February 23, 2021 that resulted in the death of Francisco Soto Jr.

The investigation was led by Criminal Investigator Steven Valdez and resulted in an arrest warrant for Robert Isaac Saintkitts for 1st & 2nd Degree Murder as well as related Murder Charges.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Saintkitts was located in New York City and subsequently taken into custody in a combined effort by the Reading Police Department and the New York City Police Department.

Investigators say Saintkitts will be held in a New York State prison facility until he is extradited to Pennsylvania.

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