Man charged in fatal Pa. speakeasy shooting

2010-10-05T16:07:00Z Man charged in fatal Pa. speakeasy shootingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 05, 2010 4:07 pm  • 

READING, Pa. (AP) - Police in eastern Pennsylvania have arrested a man on murder charges in a speakeasy shooting that killed a Maryland man.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jose Bonilla-Ortiz was arrested Monday in last year's shooting at an underground club in Reading, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Police say Bonilla-Ortiz fired the shots that killed 28-year-old Richard Gonzalez, of Prince George's County, Maryland, on November 8. A grand jury indicted Bonilla-Ortiz after hearing the case in April.

Police say three guns fired at least 25 shots in the melee. Six people were wounded in the exchange of gunfire.

The Reading Eagle reports Bonilla-Ortiz was arraigned and sent to Berks County Prison without bail. It was not clear if he had an attorney.

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  1. sliker
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    sliker - October 06, 2010 1:20 pm
    Was this a pot party, or a shot party?
  2. himminy
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    himminy - October 05, 2010 4:34 pm
    speakeasys still exist? i thought they became extinct back in the 1930's. but now that i know they exist i would be interested in frequenting one. gotta capitalize on an opportunity to wear my pinstripe suit.
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