Police searching for assailant in clown mask in connection to 16-year-old killed in Reading


READING, Pa.– Police are investigating an incident in which a person stabbed and killed a 16-year old in Reading on Sunday night.

According to the Reading Eagle, a fight broke out after a person showed up wearing a clown mask. Officials told the newspaper that they responded to reports of a person lying on a front porch of a home, and that there was a large crowd in the street.

The victim was identified as Christian Torres, 16, who was in the 10th Grade at Reading High School.

Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams told the Reading Eagle, “We urge anyone who was there to contact the Reading police. Someone was wearing a clown mask and a fight broke out.”

Reading Police Chief Andres Dominguez Jr. said that investigators believe there are several suspects. “I believe the issues got out of control,” Dominguez said.