READING, Pa. – A 65-year-old man shot one teenager dead and wounded another after they pushed him off his bicycle and tried to rob him in Pennsylvania, police said.
The man was cycling on a trail in Reading, Pa., shortly before 11:00 am local time Wednesday morning, when a group of teens pushed him off the bicycle and two of them assaulted him, investigators said.
The 65 year old then took out a handgun and shot them both, the Reading Eagle reported.
One of the teens -- a 16 year old from Reading -- was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:17 p.m. local time.
The second teenager was taken to the hospital but his condition was unknown, according to the newspaper.
Cops arrested a third boy at the scene and took him in for questioning. The 15 year old was later taken to a county youth center in nearby Bern Township where he was held on unspecified charges.
Police decided to release the 65 year old and charge the juvenile after consulting with District
Attorney John Adams, who attended the scene with forensic detectives, the Reading Eagle reported.
Authorities did not release his name or the names of the teenagers.