POTTSTOWN PA – Although its investigation is continuing, Pottstown police said Thursday (July 13, 2017) they have arrested an 18-year-old Norristown man on multiple charges following a double shooting that occurred 10 days ago in the 400 block of Chestnut Street.
Turns out, the guy arrested also is one of those shot.
Donte Tyrese Webb, 18, whose specific Norristown home address was not provided, was taken into custody July 7 (Thursday, two days after the July 5 incident) by police department officers, according to a statement from Capt. Robert R. Thomas. Webb is charged with aggravated assault, theft, receiving stolen property, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of an instrument of crime, and tampering with evidence.
Webb has already been arraigned by Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr., with bail set at $1 million. He’s currently sitting in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville PA, Thomas noted. Webb’s preliminary hearing reportedly is set for July 21 (Friday).
Webb and a 19-year-old woman – whom police indicated was a by-stander, and said “was not involved in the shooting” – both were found afflicted with non-life-threatening injuries, but in two separate locations, when police responded to the initial July 5 call regarding shots fired. The two were hospitalized at the time.
The woman’s name and home address “is not being released by this department,” its statement reported.
Subsequent investigation led police to blood trails and spatters, video surveillance footage, the recovery of shell casings, witness interviews, and evidence regarding a Webb family member’s handgun discovered later, according to a story by reporter Marian Dennis in Wednesday’s (July 12) edition of The Mercury newspaper. Webb subsequently contacted police, and signed a statement regarding his role in the shooting, Dennis wrote.
A search continues for those who fired at Webb. He told police he does not know the individuals, Dennis’ story reports.
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