November 20, 2020
Abington Township police have charged an 18-year-old Philadelphia man who allegedly opened fire last weekend in a parking lot at the Willow Grove Mall.
Heyzer Perez-Maldonado was arrested this week in connection with the Nov. 15 incident, which occurred in the lot outside the mall's Primark store.
Police responded to the scene around 6 p.m. last Sunday and found the shooting victim on the pavement near the mall's second level entrance doors. The person was transported to Abington-Jefferson Hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators determined that the shooting occurred after a verbal altercation inside the mall.
With assistance from Philadelphia police, authorities in Abington later arrested Perez-Maldonado, who has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and carrying a firearm without a license.
Perez-Maldonado is being held by Abington police ahead of a preliminary arraignment.
The investigation is considered active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abington Police Department's Detective Division at (267) 536-1101.