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69 News week in review

By Gina Johnson, Web Producer
Published On: Mar 30 2013 10:58:14 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2013 05:27:51 PM CDT

Week in Review

On Monday, the family of a man who police said came at them with a machete and was then shot and killed spoke out.

The brother of Santurnino de la Rosa says his death was not justified.

De la Rosa suffered from mental health issues.

Just before noon on Thursday, February 21st, police encountered  him wielding a machete near the West End Cemetery and Chew street in Allentown.

Officers made several attempts to subdue him, first with tasers, then with gunshots.

His family wants officers to be better trained in dealing with mental health patients.

Family of machete-wielding man wants answer

On Tuesday, State Police in Reading were investigating a bizarre shooting late Monday night in Greenwich Township.

Police said Carlos Vazquez and two others went to a home on Douglas Road to pick up a cell phone.  That's when officials said the homeowner David Delledonne asked Vazquez to leave several times.

Police say Delledonne then fired a shot that grazed Vazquez's head.

The following day, police say Vazquez again showed up at the home. 

He's facing stalking, harassment and criminal trespass charges.

Delledonne was charged with assault.

Homeowner, daughter's ex-boyfriend charged in Greenwich case

Thursday, a Hunterdon County, New Jersey fire department was mourning the loss of one of its own.

Jeffrey Scheuerer, 35, was killed while doing routine work on Route 629 in Clinton Township. He was a firefighter with the Readington Volunteer Fire company.

Officials with the Hunterdon County prosecutors office say heavy smoke and a shift in the wind during a controlled burn reduced visibility in the area.

That's when they say Scheuerer was struck by a vehicle and died.

The Readington Fire Chief says Scheuerer was a volunteer with the company since he was 17.

Fire department mourns loss of one of its own

On Friday, Reading officials were calling for action after a series of fights broke out throughout the city.

Police say dozens of students were involved in some wild brawls involving boards, bats and bricks used as weapons!  Some say the fights are over a turf war in the city.

Police are trying to identify the fighters involved from cell phone video posted to YouTube and Facebook.

One student was hospitalized after one of the fights.

Police say there will be an increased presence outside of schools next week.

Police investigating brawls in Reading

And that's your 69 News week in review.