Teen charged as adult with first-degree murder in Amity St. homicide case

The Reading Police Department has announced a major development in the investigation into the death of 18-year-old Dominic Amsbaugh following a shooting that took place on September 12th, in the 1100 block of Amity Street in Reading.

After days of tracking down leads, investigators have identified a 16-year-old male as the primary suspect in the case.

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In the early morning hours Friday, police located the suspect in the 1100 block of Scott Street. In a swift and coordinated response, members of the Reading Police Department and the Berks County Emergency Response Team converged on the area. Police say he voluntarily surrendered himself without incident.

Related: 18-year-old succumbs to gunshot wound after Tuesday evening shooting in Reading

Despite the suspect’s juvenile status, authorities have charged him as an adult with first and third-degree murder, in addition to other related charges.

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Police did not release the suspect’s name.

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