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Arrest Made in California in Connection to 2022 Homicide

Reading, PA:

The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has released the following information related to the homicide that occurred on the 1200 Block of Church St on July 31st, 2022:

On Saturday, August 5th, Jayquan Sanchez was taken into custody by the Chico Police Department in Chico, California.

Sanchez was at a house party when Chico Police responded to a call for a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, officers cleared the residence and found Sanchez hiding under a bed. The Chico Police Department was initially unable to identify Sanchez after he gave false identification to authorities.

After a fingerprint scan, Sanchez’s identity was confirmed, and the arrest warrant for murder was seen along with other active warrants from the Chico Police Department.

Extradition was then approved by the Berks County District Attorney’s office with a date to be determined as Sanchez has other pending charges in California.

There is no further information to be released at this time.