Press Releases


Press Releases from the City of Reading

READING: The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is releasing the following information relating to the Homicide Investigations that occurred on 07/31/2022.

On 07/31/2022 at approximately 03:00 hrs (3:00 am), officers responded to the area of the 400 Block of Spring Garden Street for the report of shots fired. Officers arrived
and found vict im Edwin Rivera-Valent ín. Rivera-Valent ín died of his injuries on scene.

On 07/31/2022 at approximately 03:50 hrs (3:50 am) , officers responded to the 1200 Block of Church Street for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located victim
Quadell Spradley. Spradley was transpor ted to Tower Health, Reading Hospital where he later died of his injuries.

There is no suspect information at this time. There is believed to be no risk to public safety at this time.

The investigations are ongoing and anyone with information relative to these incidents is asked to call Reading Police Department at 610 -655-6116 or contact Crime Alert
Berks at 877-373-9913.