HOMICIDE CHARGES FILED - COLEBROOKDALE TWP.
PERSON INVOLVED: Ronald Wickizer, Age 59
82 Willow Road
Boyertown, PA 19512
CHARGES: Murder of the First Degree
Murder of the Third Degree
Possessing Instrument of Crime
DETAILS OF INCIDENT:
On July 9, 2020, at approximately 1:00 pm, the Berks County Detectives were contacted by the Eastern Berks Regional Police Department relative to a fatal shooting and they requested our assistance with the investigation. Subsequently, Berks County Detectives assumed the lead in this investigation.
As a result of the investigation, detectives learned that the defendant, Ronald Wickizer, shot and killed his brother Randall. The two were engaged in a verbal disagreement outside of the residence at 82 Willow Road, Colebrookdale. Subsequently, Ronald Wickizer went inside an attached garage of the home and immediately returned with a handgun, firing a fatal shot to the head of his brother Randall.
Deputy Coroner Terri Straka pronounced Randall Wickizer deceased at 2:06 pm.
On July 9, 2020, detectives filed the above-listed charges against Ronald Wickizer at Reading Central Night Court before Magisterial District Judge Stuart Kennedy.
The defendant was preliminarily arraigned and committed to Berks County Jail without bail. There is no bail for Murder of the First Degree.
As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest has occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.