Sunday evening’s Glenside shooter facing felony

The Abington Township Police Department responded to two reports of discharged firearms in Glenside Sunday evening.

The first report came to Abington police around 8:15pm from the 2600 block of Arnaud Avenue. According to police, a resident fired a gun from his window and struck a nearby home.

A resident of the nearby home was in the house when the incident occurred but was uninjured.

Shortly after responding, Abington officers received another call about shots fired from the 2600 block of Mount Carmel Avenue.

Officers found numerous shell casings beneath a second-floor apartment unit window. Police said that the apartment window had a direct line of sight to the nearby home that was hit by a bullet.

A man, later identified as Spady, reportedly slammed and locked the door to his apartment after officers arrived, refusing police commands to come out. It took an Abington Police tactical team to coax Spady to surrender.

A search warrant recovered the firearm used to shoot the nearby home. Investigators said that the incident was not targeted, but a random firing. Spady was charged with a felony for discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and faces a preliminary hearing on November 30.

For additional coverage on the shooting, you can read Patch’s article here.