Police: Man fatally shot after dispute over boy’s text messages to girl

October 13th, 2017 7:57 am

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city after a dispute between adults over a boy’s text messages to a girl.

Authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with criminal homicide in connection with the death of Carlos Pascual Richiez in Allentown on Tuesday evening.

Prosecutors say the man earlier had taken a boy’s cellphone. An argument erupted when the man went to return the phone, and one person was hit with a pistol.

Police say the man jumped into an SUV, and Pascual Richiez got into another car to get the license plate number. Investigators say Pascual Richiez was shot in the head after he rear-ended the SUV.

Allentown Police Chief Glen Dorney said Thursday the death could have been prevented if police had been called sooner.