What to know
- A 17-year-old boy in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, sought news related to the shooting at a bowling alley when the man killed one person and injured four others and surrendered himself.
- Jamel Barnwell faces numerous charges, including murder, attempted murder and serious assault, which stemmed from the shooting in East Norrington on Saturday night.
- Authorities said the teenager and two other men entered our town alleys. Three minutes later, there was a physical dispute between them and the victim. Barnwell was the only person suspected of the shooting.
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Shots were fired in the alleys of our town (formerly Facenda Whitaker Lanes) on Saturday night, injuring four others.
East Norrison Police Chief Brandon Pasquale told NBC10 that Jamel Barnwell of Upper Darby, accompanied by his parents, surrendered to the police late on Sunday night.
Pasquale said that county detectives interviewed Barnwell and he was taken to Montgomery County Jail.
An arrest warrant was issued to the teenager last weekend, accusing him of first and third degree murder, attempted murder, serious assault, risk of being reckless, possession of criminal tools, and other charges.
Officials in East Norriton, about 23 miles northwest of Philadelphia, responded to the alley shortly after 6:30 pm on Saturday, where dozens of people were bowling, including children.
The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office said that Frank Wade, 29, was found dead at the entrance of the bowling alley in Philadelphia. The autopsy report on Sunday concluded that he died of multiple gunshot wounds and that his death was convicted of homicide.
Four of Wade’s relatives (ages 19, 21, 26, and 31) were found injured. The victim was transported to the local hospital and was subsequently in stable condition. The prosecutor said that detectives recovered 15 fired .45 caliber bullet casings and 5 projectiles, one of which was on the ceiling and four on the floor.
County detectives and local police collected video surveillance and witness interviews, and reported that three men, including a 17-year-old from Upper Darby City, entered the bowling alley. Three minutes later, there was a physical encounter between them and the victim. dispute.
Authorities said the teenager took out the gun from his jacket, put an extended magazine, and started shooting. The three then fled, leaving behind three mobile phones, one of which belonged to the suspect.
Pasquale said on Monday that there was no suspicion of the two other people connected to Barnwell in the shooting.
Syreeta Stanford told NBC10 that she is Wade’s wife and that he is a father and aspiring chef and they plan to drive a food truck together.
Stanford said: “Frank is a good man.” “He is a good man. He is a happy man. He loves family. He is not on the street.”
Stanford University said Wade has gone to the bowling alley to hang out with some people he knows.
Stanford told NBC10: “I am having a nightmare now.” “This is not true.”
District Attorney Kevin Steele said there were 50 to 75 people in the bowling alley, including young children, and some were hiding in closets.
Witnesses reported hearing a dozen gunshots inside the building. Someone reported seeing a person breaking the window with a chair to take the child outside to safety.
Our Town Alley said in a statement that incidents are rare and they are working with the police.
The statement said: “Our town and alley management and employees were shocked by the violence we committed at our business office on Saturday night, February 20, 2021. “We are the victims, their families and our entire community. Pray, this unfortunate incident shocked us. “
Police said the last homicide in East Norrington occurred at least five years ago.
Barnwell is expected to be arraigned on Monday. It is not clear whether he has a lawyer who can express his opinion on his behalf.