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Homicide Investigation Update


On 08 September 2022 at 3:33pm Reading Police Department Patrol Officers responded to the area of N 11th Street and Washington Street for report of a fight and possible stabbing. Officers arrived on location and located the victim, identified as Jose E. Rosa-Ramos (age 18), with a stab wound . The victim was transported to Reading Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The investigation into the incident has indicated the fight that the involved the stabbing of Rosa-Ramos was the result of an on-going dispute between some of the participants of the fight. During that incident, other parties, including the victim became involved in the fight, which resulted in the fatal stabbing of the victim.

At the time of the incident the suspect was described as a male wearing a ski mask, black shirt and gray shorts, and is still at large.

The investigation into this homicide continues, and the Reading Police Department is requesting that anyone with information relative to this incident contact the Reading Police Department at 610-655-6116. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Alert Berks Count y’s anonymous tip line at 1(877) 373 -9913