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Teen charged in deadly altercation on river trail

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Feb 28 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 29 2012 06:10:37 PM CST

A 15-year-old has recently been charged with robbery and assault for an altercation that led to a deadly shooting on a popular trail, Berks Co. District Attorney John Adams announced Wednesday.

READING, Pa. -

A 15-year-old has recently been charged with robbery and assault for an altercation that led to a deadly shooting on a popular trail, Berks Co. District Attorney John Adams announced Wednesday.

Authorities said a Governor Mifflin student was one of three boys who tried to rob a man on the Thun Trail in Cumru Township last month when the man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

One of the boys was killed. The boy charged most recently was wounded. The third boy has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Authorities said the man who fired the shots won't be charged because he was acting in self defense.