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Man Kills Pa. Teen After Being Knocked Off Bicycle: Cops


First Posted: 01/26/2012 10:49 am Updated: 01/26/2012 10:49 am

A 65-year-old man shot and killed a teenager after the boy and his friends knocked the man off his bicycle and tried to assault him, Pennsylvania authorities say.

Police did not reveal the identity of the elderly man, who they released without charges following the incident on the Thun Trail located in Berks County, the Reading Eagle reports.

According to reports, the senior was biking down the trail when the group of boys -- ages 16, 16, and 15 -- knocked the man off his bicycle and attempted to rob him. The man drew his gun and fired two shots, killing one of the boys and severely wounding another, according to NBC Philadelphia.

Cumru Township Police Chief Jed Habecker told WFMZ that the wounded teen had been taken in for surgery.

The third boy, 15, was questioned and later brought to a county Youth Detention Center on unspecified charges, according to ABC.

The mother of the slain boy requested that her son's name also not be announced until she could alert family members.

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