Teen Accused in Deadly Montgomery County Bowling Alley Shooting Surrenders to Police, Sources Say – NBC10 Philadelphia


A 17-year-old sought in a lethal taking pictures at a Montgomery County bowling alley has surrendered to police, a regulation enforcement supply instructed NBC10.

The Saturday night time taking pictures at Our Town Alley, previously Facenda Whitaker Lanes, additionally left 4 different individuals injured.

Jamel Barnwell, 17, of Upper Darby, turned himself into police in a single day, an investigative supply mentioned.

An arrest warrant was issued for the teenager over the weekend charging him with first- and third-degree homicide, tried homicide, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime and associated counts.

Officers in East Norriton, about 23 miles northwest of Philadelphia, responded shortly after 6:30 p.m. Saturday to the alley, the place dozens of individuals, together with youngsters, have been bowling.

The Montgomery County prosecutor’s office mentioned 29-year-old Frank Wade of Philadelphia was discovered lifeless in the doorway to the bowling alley. An post-mortem Sunday concluded that he died of a number of gunshot wounds and his dying was dominated a murder.

Four family of Wade — ages 19, 21, 26 and 31 — have been discovered wounded. The victims have been transported to native hospitals and later listed in steady situation. Detectives recovered 15 fired .45-caliber cartridge casings and 5 projectiles, one in the ceiling and 4 in the ground, prosecutors mentioned.

County detectives and native police gathered video surveillance and witness interviews and reported discovering that three males, together with the 17-year-old from Upper Darby, entered the bowling alley and three minutes later there was a bodily altercation between them and the victims.

Authorities mentioned {the teenager} pulled a firearm with an prolonged journal from his jacket and started taking pictures. The three suspects then fled, forsaking three cell telephones, one among which belonged to the suspect.

Syreeta Stanford instructed NBC10 she was Wade’s spouse, saying he was a father and aspiring chef and that that they had plans to open up a meals truck collectively.

“Frank was a good guy,” Stanford mentioned. “He was a good guy. He was a happy guy. He loved family. He wasn’t in the streets.”

Stanford mentioned Wade had gone to the bowling alley to hang around with some individuals he knew.

“I’m living a nightmare right now,” Stanford instructed NBC10. “This don’t feel real.”

District Attorney Kevin Steele mentioned 50 to 75 individuals, together with younger youngsters, have been in the bowling alley on the time, and a few hid in a closet.

Witnesses reported listening to a few dozen photographs contained in the constructing. One reported seeing a person break a window with a chair to get his youngsters to security outdoors.


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