The Abington Township Police Department has announced the arrest of 18-year-old Heyzer Perez-Maldonado of the 1700 block of Orthodox Street in Philadelphia. Maldonado is suspected of shooting someone following an altercation at the Willow Grove Park Mall on November 15th.
The investigation began when Abington Police Department officers responded to the Willow Grove Park Mall for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim struck by gunfire lying on the pavement outside the second-level entrance doors. The suspects fled the area before police arrived. The investigation determined the shooting took place after an initial verbal altercation occurred inside the mall.
Abington detectives, with assistance from the Philadelphia Police Department, arrested Perez-Maldonado without incident inside his residence. He is being charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Carrying a Firearm without a License. Perez-Maldonado is being held at the Abington Police Department, pending a preliminary arraignment.
This investigation is still active. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Abington Police Department Detective Division at (267) 536-1101.