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Press Releases from the City of Reading for 2021

SOUTH FRONT STREET SHOOTING INVESTIGATION


READING:
 The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following
information relating to the Shooting Investigation that occurred in the 000 Block of South Front Street on August 18, 2021.
"Officers responded to the 000 Block of South Front Street for the report of a shooting at approximately 1:58 pm.

Officers located a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso identified as Manuel Marizan-Henriquez, 34 years old. Marizan-Henriquez was transported to Reading Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Marizan-Henriquez was operating a vehicle, and there was some type of altercation involving another vehicle. Both vehicles stopped in the 000 Block of South Front Street with Marizan-Henriquez confronting the driver of the other vehicle. The other vehicle driver fired multiple shots striking Marizan-Henriquez multiple times, then fled the area in his vehicle.

Suspect information was developed identifying Fausto Guzmán, 53 years old, as the shooter. Charges were filed against Guzmán for Criminal Attempt Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, Flight to Avoid Apprehension, and related charges. Guzmán was taken into custody by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at JFK International Airport, attempting to flee the country.

The shooting did not involve any incidents related to Reading Area Community College facilities, students, or staff.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone withinformation relative to this incident is asked to call the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116 or provide information anonymously through Crime Alert Berks by calling 877-373-9913 or texting 847411 initiating the message with the word 'ALERTBERKS' and then the tip."