The Abington Township Police Department has announced a second arrest in connection to the shooting at the Willow Grove Park Mall on November 15th. The shooting left one man injured. The police previously arrested 18-year-old Heyzer Perez-Maldonado, of the 1700 block of Orthodox Street in Philadelphia on November 20th. On November 23rd, the second suspect, 17-year-old Justin Bermudez of the 3000 block of H Street in Philadelphia was taken into custody at his residence. He is to be charged as an adult.
From the announcement:
On November 15, 2020, Abington Police Department officers responded to the Willow Grove Park Mall for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim struck by gunfire lying on the pavement outside the second-level entrance doors. The suspects fled the area before police arrived. An investigation was
initiated, and it was determined that the victim was shot by two individuals after a verbal altercation occurred inside the mall. The victim is being treated for serious injuries, but is expected to survive. As a result of the investigation, police were able to identify both suspected shooters.
Abington Police were assisted by the Philadelphia Police Department throughout the arrest process of both suspects. Both Perez-Maldonado and Bermudez were charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Carrying a Firearm without a License. Bail for each was set at $500,000 cash. Anyone with information regarding this incident is advised to contact the Abington Police Department Detective Division at 267-536-1101.