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RPD made an arrest linked to a shooting occurred in March of this year.


READING: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the arrest of a suspect linked to a shooting that occurred on March 10th.

Today, born Onephree, 10/15/1069, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals in Buffalo, New York. Onephree, also known as Arthur Blackwell, was wanted by the Reading Police Department for an
incident that took place last month.

Onephree is charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, and related charges relative to a shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of North 5th Street on March 10, 2022.

He is currently incarcerated and awaiting arraignment in a New York State prison.

The Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information please contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks County’s anonymous tip line at 1(877)-373-9913.