DA probes officer-involved shooting in Berks County

The Berks County District Attorney's Office has opened an investigation into an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday morning in Reading.

District Attorney John T. Adams says officers from the Reading Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Franklin Street for reports of a person with a gun. 

On the scene, investigators say responding officers encountered an armed individual. According to detectives, the individual ignored several requests to drop the weapon and continued pointing it at officers.


Subsequently, investigators say officers opened fire on the individual which resulted in critical injuries.

The person was reportedly rushed to Tower Health and remains in critical condition.

No officers were injured during the incident. The DA's office says this is an isolated incident and there is no danger or threat to the community. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Berks County Detectives at 610-478-7171.


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