Teen Suspect in Rittenhouse Shooting Turns Himself In

The 17-year-old allegedly shot a cyclist who tried to intervene in a robbery attempt. Police said he was accompanied by his father when he turned himself in.

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Photo: iStock/Mak_photo

The 17-year-old boy suspected of shooting a cyclist in Rittenhouse Square last week turned himself in to police early Saturday.

The teenager, who was not identified, was reportedly accompanied by his father when he surrendered.

Police said the teen and an accomplice were attempting to rob a couple at gunpoint around 9:30 p.m. on October 18th in Rittenhouse Square when the cyclist, a 39-year-old man, attempted to intervene. The teen allegedly grabbed a gun from his accomplice and shot the cyclist multiple times, according to police, then fled on foot.

Lt. John Stanford told the Inquirer that the teenager was familiar with the couple he was attempting to rob and that they knew him by nickname.

The cyclist, who has not been named, was reported to be in stable condition as of last Thursday.

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