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The Bobster
10-12-2017, 10:16 AM

Allentown 19-Year-Old Fatally Shot After ‘Fender Bender’
October 12, 2017 11:54 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Witnesses say a 19-year-old man fatally shot in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city was gunned down after a fender bender.

Allentown police on Thursday were still seeking the suspect who shot Carlos Pascual Richiez.

Police say the victim was shot about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday and died less than 30 minutes later at a hospital.

The homicide is one of seven in the eastern Pennsylvania city in the last two months.

Witnesses say a man in the other vehicle got out after the minor accident at an intersection and shot Pascual Richiez before fleeing.

The Bobster
10-13-2017, 11:40 AM

Dispute Over Texts Between Children Leads Up to Deadly Shooting Following Crash
Christian Diaz-Dejesus is accused of gunning down Carlos Richiez
By NBC10 Staff
Published 6 hours ago | Updated 2 hours ago

A boy's text messages to a girl apparently led to a deadly dispute that left a Lehigh Valley teenager dead and a man facing a homicide charge, prosecutors said.

Carlos Richiez, 19, was driving his Honda Accord at the intersection of 10th and Chestnut streets in Allentown shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday when he rear-ended a Land Rover he was tailing following a dispute, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin said.

Witnesses say a man in the SUV opened fire, shooting Richiez in the head, before fleeing the scene. Richiez was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest where he was pronounced dead at 10:14 p.m.

“It is the worst phone call that you can receive,” said Richiez’s father, Teofilo Nunez. “This is really, really painful. I cannot describe what I feel inside.”

After the shooting, a woman in the Land Rover told investigators she saw Christian Diaz-Dejesus placing "what appeared to be a handgun into his waistband," the district attorney said in a news release.

Police in Winslow Township, New Jersey took Diaz-Dejesus into custody without incident Wednesday night, Martin said. The 25-year-old faces a criminal homicide charge once he is extradited back to Lehigh County.

Martin said the incident wasn't gang-related, drug-related nor a "road-rage incident."

Prosecutors say someone had earlier taken a boy's cellphone away amid texting between him and a girl that was "deemed inappropriate." An argument erupted when three men and a woman went to return the phone, and one person was hit with a pistol in an 11th Street home.

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

A memorial was made for Richiez at the intersection where he was killed.
Nunez says he wants justice for his son.

“The feeling that there is nothing that you can do to bring him back,” Nunez said. “The guy who did that, he’ll have to pay for that.”

The Bobster
07-10-2018, 02:05 PM

Pennsylvania Man Gets 12 to 30 Years in Slaying Over Text Messages
Published at 2:01 PM EDT on Jul 9, 2018


A man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in prison in an eastern Pennsylvania shooting death that authorities said stemmed from a dispute about a boy's text messages to a girl.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that 26-year-old Christian Diaz-DeJesus apologized Monday during a Lehigh County Court hearing in which he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder.

Prosecutors said the Oct. 10 killing of 19-year-old Carlos Pascual Richiez in Allentown occurred during a violent clash over the text message.

Police said the defendant, a friend of the girl's mother, had taken the boy's cellphone and went to return it but an argument erupted and he fled. The victim followed in another vehicle but was shot in the head.

Judge Robert Steinberg said "The term senseless doesn't do this justice."